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Frank: The Voiceby James Kaplan
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Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs.
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. As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles, Tina Brown for Diana, and Peter Guralnick for Elvis, James Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed popular culture in fundamental ways.
Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own personality. He also made the very act of listening to pop music a more personal experience than it had ever been. In Frank: The Voice, Kaplan reveals how he did it, bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument. We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail, experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra’s journey from the streets of Hoboken, his fall from the apex of celebrity, and his 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.
JAMES KAPLAN is a novelist and nonfiction writer whoseessays, reviews, and profileshave appeared inThe New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. He co
A portrait of the iconic brat-pack entertainer analyzes the private world behind his famous public persona while surveying his role in shaping popular culture, tracing four decades of his life from his rise from the streets of Hoboken to his Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity.
About the Author
JAMES KAPLAN has written essays, reviews, and profiles for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. He coauthored 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.
Table of Contents
Frankie and Dolly — Harry and Tommy — Higher and higher — Icarus — The phoenix.
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