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By JAMES KAPLAN
RRP: $44.99, TPB, Sphere
The definitive biography of a 20th century icon by an internationally respected bestselling author.
Who was Frank Sinatra? And how did who he was lead to him creating such incomparable music?
In Frank, fans finally have a biography that goes more deeply into who he really was than any previous book about this extraordinary man. Sinatra was a bundle of contradictions. At once both spoiled and neglected by his tough, clever, insensitive parents, he grew up convinced of his special destiny and agonizingly lonely. He came to define modern manhood, yet in many ways he never grew up. In this book, we relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail, experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra's journey from the streets, 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 - with the biography that, finally, gets under his skin.