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Russell Bruce Freedman, American author. Achievements include being the first recipient of the Newbery medal for a non-fiction book (1988) since 1956. Recipient National Humanities medal for making history live, National Endowment of the Humanities, 2007. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Author's Guild.

Background

Freedman, Russell Bruce was born on October 11, 1929 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Louis Nathan and Irene (Gordon) Freedman.

Education

Bachelor in English Literature, University California, Berkeley, 1951.

Career

Reporter, editor Associated Press, San Francisco, 1953-1956. With department television publicity J. Walter Thompson Company, New York City, 1956-1960. Faculty New School for Social Research, 1969-1986.

With Michigan United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea and Japan.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first recipient of the Newbery medal for a non-fiction book (1988) since 1956.

Works

Membership

With Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1951-1953. Korea. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Author's Guild. M C.

Connections

father:
Louis Nathan Freedman

mother:
Irene (Gordon) Freedman