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Growing Up

Growing Up – This is a story of growing up in America between the world wars. Russell Baker describes his years in the backwoods mountains of Virginia, in a New Jersey commuter town, and in the Depression-shadowed urban landscape of Baltimore. It is a story of adversity and courage, family bonds and family tensions. We meet the people who influenced Baker’s early life, and the everyday heroes and heroines of the Depression who faced disaster with good cheer and usually muddled through.