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Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra—as man, as musician, as tortured genius.
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From Publishers Weekly
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Worst Biography I Have Ever Read
The worst biography I have ever read and perhaps the worst book I have read. Buried under clichés, blatant stereotypes, crude language, and riddled with inane comments, what was Doubleday thinking. Less than zero, iTunes needs to establish negative star ratings for books like this.
I started reading out of curiosity about a voice I loved and knew little about. As a reader that grows bored quickly I worried about the length and even the topic, but I had no reason to worry. Every bit of this book was amazing. I have fallen in love with Sinatra! Though the book will tell you of his short comings, it's impossible not to become completely fascinated with the legend Frank Sinatra. I'm sad it's over, but I can't wait to read The Chairman next.