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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Memorable Lives

The New York Times recently announced a series of obituaries that will be reprinted during the next few months. I'll let them describe it:
Since 1851, more than 200,000 people have been the subjects of obituaries in The New York Times. Join us this summer as we revisit many of these memorable lives.

Memorable lives--there are many ways to interpret a "memorable" life. For some it would be a life of service to others. For others it would be a great political or military leader. Still others are memorable for the adversity they had to overcome. And then there's the 21st. century edition of memorable--someone who has made a name for him or herself through social media! Here at the Library, we have biographies of all kinds of memorable people!

Here are a few recent additions:

Aldrin, Buzz. No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. [eBook]

Charyn, Jerome. A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century. [B DIC]

Egan, Timothy. The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero. [B MEA, AB/CD B MEA, eBook] About Thomas Francis Meagher.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. In Other Words. [B LAH, eBook]

Leaming, Barbara. Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter. [B KEN]

Showalter, Elaine. The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe. [B HOW]

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