By James Kaplan
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780767924238, 786pp.)
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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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.
JAMES KAPLAN has written novels, essays, and reviews, as well as over a hundred major profiles for many magazines, including" The New Yorker, "the" New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly," and "New York." In 2002 Kaplan coauthored the autobiography of John McEnroe, "You Cannot Be Serious," which was an international bestseller (and #1 on the" New York Times" list). He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.