Connexions between books, and more, @ the Library.
2016 saw the passage of these notable figures.
Learn more about their stories, “in their own words”.
On January 10
David Bowie, 1947-2016
English Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Ziggy Stardust
Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie
On March 31
Gordie Howe, 1928-2016
Hockey Player, Mr. Hockey
Mr. Hockey : My Story
Howe played 26 seasons in the National Hockey League, 25 of these with the Detroit Red Wings.
On April 21
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Prince
Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
Soundtrack to the 1984 film, it has sold over 22 million copies, and is considered one of the top ten movie soundtracks of all time.
On June 3
Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
Boxing Titan of the 20th Century, The Greatest
Muhammad Ali Unfiltered
Celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali in these 200-plus pages of images, quotes, and tributes to the Greatest of All Time.
On July 2
Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016
Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Written at the age of 82, facing emergency heart surgery and his mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life.
On September 25
Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016
Golfer, The King
A Life Well Played : My Stories
Palmer’s parting gift to the world: A treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom, from on and off the course.
On November 7
Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016
Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Author, Painter, Montrealer
You Want It Darker
His fourteenth and final studio album, recorded at his home between April 2015 and July 2016, it was released on 21 October 2016.
On November 25
Fidel Castro, 1926-2016
Cuban Revolutionary and Politician
The Fidel Castro Tapes
On December 27
Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016
Actress, Writer, Princess Leia
The Princess Diarist
Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time.
On December 28
Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2046
Actress, Singer, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Unsinkable
Make ‘Em Laugh : Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends
Anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings.