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Russell Freedman (1929–2018)

Author of Lincoln: A Photobiography

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Russell Freedman was born in San Francisco, California on October 11, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951. After college, he served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War. After his military service, he became a reporter and editor with the Associated Press. In 1956, he took a position at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in New York, where he did publicity writing for television. In 1965, he became a full-time writer. His first book, Teenagers Who Made History, was published in 1961. He went on to publish more than 60 nonfiction titles for young readers including Immigrant Kids, Cowboys of the Old West, Indian Chiefs, Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, Confucius: The Golden Rule, Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Vietnam: A History of the War, and The Sinking of the Vasa. He received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography and three Newbery Honors for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, and The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. He also received the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Sibert Medal, a Sibert Honor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He died on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Lincoln: A Photobiography… (more)
Lincoln: A Photobiography 2,299 copies, 47 reviews
Immigrant Kids 969 copies, 18 reviews
100 People Who Changed America 721 copies, 6 reviews
Children of the Wild West 716 copies, 9 reviews
Cowboys of the Wild West 497 copies, 1 review
Adventures of Marco Polo 475 copies, 11 reviews
An Indian Winter 421 copies, 4 reviews
Children of the Great Depression 405 copies, 56 reviews
Indian Chiefs 356 copies, 2 reviews
Buffalo Hunt 354 copies, 9 reviews
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 334 copies, 4 reviews
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse 332 copies, 4 reviews
Confucius : The Golden Rule 326 copies, 11 reviews
Washington at Valley Forge 192 copies, 8 reviews
The Boston Tea Party 128 copies, 9 reviews
Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life 108 copies, 2 reviews
Vietnam: A History of the War 87 copies, 6 reviews
Farm Babies 14 copies
Animal Fathers 14 copies
Sharks 7 copies
Getting Born 5 copies
Dinosaurs and Their Young 5 copies, 1 review
How Birds Fly 5 copies
Killer Fish 4 copies
Killer snakes 4 copies
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Animal games 4 copies
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Freedman writes non-fiction books for children which are often lavishly illustratated with photos. He is a Newbery author.
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