Jul 22, 2009 1:32 PM | 0
Frank McCourt is probably best known for his memoir, Angela’s Ashes, a touching story about his difficult childhood in Brooklyn and Ireland. This Pulitzer Prize-winning book was made into a movie, and followed up by two more memoirs: Tis and Teacher Man. Unfortunately McCourt passed away this weekend after battling cancer; if you haven’t yet discovered his heart-wrenching, honest and well-written novels, pick them up at BPL so you can find out why he won awards and won hearts.
Sadly another great and highly-celebrated man passed away last weekend: Walter Cronkite. While he was not from Brooklyn, he came into the homes of Brooklynites—and everyone else—over the CBS evening news for almost 20 years. He was best-known as a newscaster of such stories as the assassination of JFK, but he was also an author. Books he penned are also available at BPL, as well as a plethora of books to which he wrote the forward, and books about how he influenced TV and people’s lives all over the world.