Frank by James Kaplan
The Making of a Legend

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Novelistic imaginings concerning the young Frank's relationship with his mother Dolly, or his involvement with Gardner and first wife Nancy, pall slightly with their slangy swagger.
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Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of his century - infinitely charismatic, more legendary and notorious than any other public personality of his era. But no matter what you think, you don't know him. In this critically acclaimed biography, James Kaplan reveals how Sinatra made listening to pop music a more personal experience than it had ever been. We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in vibrant detail, experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra's journey from the streets of Hoboken, his fall from the summit of celebrity, and his Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here is the book that, finally, gets under his skin.
 

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JAMES KAPLAN is a novelist and nonfiction writer whose essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. He coau負hored John McEnroe's autobiography, You Cannot Be Serious, a number-one New York Times bestseller, and coauthored the bestselling Dean and Me with Jerry Lewis. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.
 
Published November 1, 2010 by Sphere. 800 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Victoria Segal on May 15 2012

Novelistic imaginings concerning the young Frank's relationship with his mother Dolly, or his involvement with Gardner and first wife Nancy, pall slightly with their slangy swagger.

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