Frank: The Voice
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hhornblower - LibraryThing
Seemingly well researched accounts of a troubled, temperamental individual. I've always been a Sinatra fan and I still am, despite his less than perfect attitudes. The writing is clear and engaging, but it does come off as a bit gossipy at times. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing
This is really the story of how Frankie became Frank. Whereas other Sinatra tomes go through his entire life or just focus on the music, James Kaplan has pulled the reader into Francis Albert's ... Read full review