Russell, Charles Edward, 1860–1941, American author, b. Davenport, Iowa. He was a prominent newspaper editor (1894–1902) in New York and Chicago. A member of the Socialist party before World War I, he declined the party's presidential nomination in 1916. His many books include The Uprising of the Many (1907), Why I Am a Socialist (1910), These Shifting Scenes (1914), and the biography The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas (1927, Pulitzer Prize).
See his autobiography, Bare Hands and Stone Walls (1933).
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