Books Russell Freedman Books by Russell Freedman Russell Freedman has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Russell Freedman 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. Book Reviews 'War To End All Wars' A History Lesson For All Ages August 14, 2010 It's not often that a book can cover World War I in less than 200 pages, but critic Jonathan Hunt says Russell Freedman has succeeded admirably. Amid the epic sweep of world events, Freedman never loses sight of the smaller moments of human drama. Books Coming to America: Who Was First? October 8, 2007 Most of us were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Yet it is far from clear cut. There are alternative theories about who got here first — some well-documented, others much more flimsy in their scholarship. A new book probes their merits.