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  • Growing Up | Russell Baker

    Growing Up

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Russell Baker
    • Narrated By Corey M. Snow
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    In this heartfelt memoir by the Masterpiece Theatre host, Pulitzer Prize winner, and groundbreaking New York Times columnist, Russell Baker traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia. When Baker was only five, his father died. His mother, strong-willed and matriarchal, never looked back. After all, she had three children to raise. These were Depression years, and Mrs. Baker moved her fledgling family to Baltimore. Baker's mother was determined her children would succeed, and we know her regimen worked for Russell.

  • The Good Times | Russell Baker

    The Good Times

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Russell Baker
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
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    "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a quitter," Russell Baker's mother always said. Baker certainly never quit - in fact, this fantastic journalist's Pulitzer Prize-winning column appears twice a week in The New York Times. This book, his second autobiographical volume, describes the rewarding stages of his career and his encounters with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Eugene McCarthy, and other major figures. All the wit, perceptiveness, and poignant humor that has graced his column for many years comes through in this engaging memoir.

  • There's a Country in My Cellar | Russell Baker

    There's a Country in My Cellar

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Russell Baker
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
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    Today, as the years have passed, readers have become increasingly passionate about Russell Baker's writing, addicted to his columns and fanatic in their admiration of him. Here is the best of the best of Russell Baker, arranged into a dozen different themes that give us a view of American life at once wise and most amusing.

    Sher from Provo says: "So funny!"
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