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Freedman, Russell

Overview
Works: 151 works in 507 publications in 5 languages and 89,297 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ792.U5, B
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Most widely held works by Russell Freedman
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights by Russell Freedman( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 3,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time. "A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. Drawing on Anderson's own writings and other contemporary accounts, Russell Freedman shows readers a singer pursuing her art despite the social constraints that limited the careers of black performers in the 1920s and 1930s. Though not a crusader or a spokesperson by nature, Marian Anderson came to stand for all black artists-and for all Americans of color-when, with the help of such prominent figures as Eleanor Roosevelt, she gave her landmark 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which signaled the end of segregation in the arts. Carefully researched, expertly told, and profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs, here is a moving account of the life of a talented and determined artist who left her mark on musical and social history. Through her story, one of today's leading authors of nonfiction for young readers illuminates the social and political climate of the day and an important chapter in American history. Notes, bibliography, discography, index
Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott by Russell Freedman( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery bus boycott, the end of segregation on buses
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discovery by Russell Freedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own. The intriguing story of Eleanor Roosevelt traces the life of the former First Lady from her early childhood through the tumultuous years in the White House to her active role in the founding of the United Nations after World War II
The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane by Russell Freedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane
Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's army nearly perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship. The army's supply system had collapsed and they were without supplies. But when the harsh winter ended, the soldiers had survived, and marched away from Valley Forge more determined than ever
Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 3,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life was hard for children during the Great Depression: kids had to do without new clothes, shoes, or toys, and many couldn't attend school because they had to work. Even so, life still had its bright spots. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era
Indian chiefs by Russell Freedman( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of six Western Indian chiefs who led their people in a historic moment of crisis, when a decision had to be made about fighting or cooperating with the white pioneers encroaching on their grounds
Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical photographs with explanatory text present a picture of life in the American West from 1840 to the early 1900s
The adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of Marco Polo
Cowboys of the wild West by Russell Freedman( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and excellent historical photographs describe these romantic figures. A true portrait of the real cowboys who worked during the years that cattle roamed the open range. Describes, in text and illustrations, the duties, clothes, equipment, and day-to-day life of the cowboys who flourished in the west from the 1860's to the 1890's
Kids at work : Lewis Hine and the crusade against child labor by Russell Freedman( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This photo-essay describes child labor in the United States at the beginning of the century and how Lewis Hine fought for reforms. A profile of the investigative photographer & how he used his camera to expose the horrors of forced child labor in the United States during the early 20th century. His dramatic photos are included
The life and death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Oglala leader who relentlessly resisted the white man's attempt to take over Indian lands
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from his birth in 1882 through his youth, early political career, and presidency, to his death in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1945
Give me liberty! : the story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing
Buffalo hunt by Russell Freedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the importance of the buffalo in the lore and day-to-day life of the Indian tribes of the Great Plains and describes hunting methods and the uses found for each part of the animal that could not be eaten
Confucius : the golden rule by Russell Freedman( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the life history of philosopher Confucius who lived 2,500 years ago. His words of wisdom are still alive and influential today. Born in China in 551 B.C., Confucius rose from poverty to the heights of his country's ruling class. But then he quit his high post for the life of an itinerant philosopher. "The Analects" collects his teachings on education and government, the definition of nobility, the equality of man, and the right way and purpose of living - ideas that eventually spread to the West and influenced the great thinkers of the Enlightenment. And five centuries before Christ, Confucius set forth his own Golden Rule: "Do not impose on others what you do not wish for yourself."
Immigrant kids by Russell Freedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and contemporary photographs chronicle the life of immigrant children at home, school, work, and play during the late 1800's and early 1900's
An Indian winter by Russell Freedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences of a German prince, his servant, and a young Swiss artist as they traveled through the Missouri River Valley in 1833 learning about the territory and its inhabitants and recording their impressions in words and pictures
Out of darkness : the story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who, having been blinded himself at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write
 
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Lincoln : a photobiography
Alternative Names
Freedman, Russell 1929-

Russell Freedman American writer

Russell Freedman Amerikaans schrijver

프리드먼, 러셀 1929-

フリードマン, ラッセル

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The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rightsFreedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycottEleanor Roosevelt : a life of discoveryThe Wright brothers : how they invented the airplaneWashington at Valley ForgeChildren of the Great DepressionIndian chiefsChildren of the Wild West