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Freedman, Russell

Overview
Works: 178 works in 484 publications in 1 language and 90,801 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Classifications: HQ792.U5, B
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Most widely held works by Russell Freedman
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman ( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,414 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 )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 3,779 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery bus boycott, the end of segregation on buses
Who was first? : discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Jacket
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discovery by Russell Freedman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 3,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own
The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane by Russell Freedman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 3,386 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 3,167 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 3,038 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
Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 2,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical photographs with explanatory text present a picture of life in the American West from 1840 to the early 1900s
Indian chiefs by Russell Freedman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 2,752 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
The adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Marco Polo
Cowboys of the wild West by Russell Freedman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 2,569 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
The life and death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the Oglala leader who relentlessly resisted the white man's attempt to take over Indian lands
Kids at work : Lewis Hine and the crusade against child labor by Russell Freedman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 2,432 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
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 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 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing. Beginning with the Boston Tea Party, this stirring account introduces characters including Patrick Henry & Paul Revere, events such as the battles at Lexington & Concord, & ends with the Continental Congress & the drawing up of the Declaration of Independence. The events leading up to it plus the personalities and politics behind its framing
Buffalo hunt by Russell Freedman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 2,183 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 )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 2,073 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 )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 2,024 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 1,977 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
 
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Alternative Names
Freedman, Russell, 1929-
フリードマン, ラッセル
Languages
English (196)
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