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Frank Ebook Frank Author James Kaplan Thomashillier 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 Twenti Eth Century Infinitely Charismatic, Lionized And Notori Ous 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 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 Tur Bulent Life Behind That Incomparable Vocal Instrument We Relive The Years To 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 from 1955 to 1959 frank sinatra recorded four of the greatest and saddest albums of all time with four of the greatest album covers ever printed check em out 1955 In the Wee Small Hours 1957 Where Are You1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Cares ranging from the lush melancholy to the almost unbearably bleak, this is the finest collection of ballads, saloon songs, and torch songs sung by the greatest crooner of all time tied with morrissey who, incidentally, considers frank as on from 1955 to 1959 frank sinatra recorded four of the greatest and saddest albums of all time with four of the greatest album covers ever printed check em out 1955 In the Wee Small Hours 1957 Where Are You1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Cares ranging from the lush melancholy to the almost unbearably bleak, this is the finest collection of ballads, saloon songs, and torch songs sung by the greatest crooner of all time tied with morrissey who, incidentally, considers frank as one third of his holy trinity kaplan s biography stops a year before this remarkable string of albums his book tracks sinatra s rise through the early and mid 40s, his ruinous fall at the end of that decade, and his resurrection in 1952 3 after winning an oscar for from here to eternity and partnering up with genius musical arranger nelson riddle and there s all kinds of fun, gossipy stuff along the way fights with reporters, singers, managers, lawyers, journalists fucks wi
This is the first volume of a two parter It ends just after Sinatra wins an oscar for From Here to Eternity and ressurects a stagnant career Kaplan is still working on the second part Kaplan apparently took his cue from Gary Giddens s two parter on Bing Crosby He alludes to Giddens s work several times Frank is well written and thoroughly researched Probably the best of the four Sinatra bios I ve also read se
James Kaplan has penned what is one of the most spectacular biographies I ve ever read A rabid Sinatra fan it was thrilling for me to discover lots of things I hadn t learnt about Ol Blue Eyes definitely can t wait to read book 2 Added 5 1 15 This book was first published in 2010 5 2 15 I listened to the unabridged audio of this book It s disappointing to hear the downside of Sinatra s life I d rather remember him for all the enjoyment he gave us with his great talent It seems it s always the first wives of celebrities who get the short end of the stick Celebrities like Sinatra are subject to too much temptation.At any rate, I m reliving the days when the teenagers screamed and swooned when Sinatra sang The bo Added 5 1 15 This book was first published in 2010 5 2 15 I listened to the unabridged audio o
As with most other popular culture icons, biographers examine the National Enquirer tabloid style details about Frank, and what is not to like with that approach Mafia ties, tons of women, excessive drinking, tragedy and triumph andtragedy and triumph None truly explore how his talent worked, his psychological motivations and needs, as well as what made the man tick.This biography i
This is a pretty recent book I think it came out in 2010 It covers Frank Sinatra s life up to the moment of the 1953 Oscar ceremony, when he awaited the verdict on his nomination as Best Supporting Actor for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY I won t tell you if he won or not Chances are you have an opinion about the man and an opinion about the music James Kaplan s book goes into great detail about Sinatra s climb.What I came away with was a sense of how dependent entertainers
I have always liked Sinatra s singing but didn t know much of his life beyond the Rat Pack image I became interested to knowabout him after seeing a couple of his films recently, and was intrigued by this book because it looks in detail at his early career, which I knew little about It s certainly a dramatic story, telling how the bri
Frank Sinatra makes good copy Just ask Kitty Kelley, Pete Hamill and a host of other biographers who have charted the transformation of the small fry singing sensation from Hoboken, N.J., into an international star Excuse the hackneyed phrasing, but the style of James Kaplan s ambitious yet pedestrian tome is infectious.A fresh approach this is not Although he does add some worthy research to the story, Kaplan relies heavily on the previous Sinatra biographies, while indulging in clich s suc Frank Sinatra makes good copy Just ask Kitty Kelley, Pete Hamill and a host of other biographe
I read the second book of Kaplan s two part Sinatra bio first Having done this, I think if you haven t read either book you should read The Voice first if you want to better appreciate it Reading Sinatra The Chairman first, I found I enjoyed this bookbecause I found this era of Sinatra s lifeinteresting In The Voice, there s so much to muddle through and it s not all happy To me the book didn t really start rolling until he met Ava, and right when it gets to a pivotal moment in I read the second book of Kaplan s two part Sinatra bio first Having done this, I think if you haven t read either book you should read The Voice first if you want to better appreciate it Reading Sinatra The Chairman first, I found I enjoyed this bookbecause I found this era of Sinatra s lifeinteresting In The Voice, there s so much to muddle through and it s not all happy To me the book didn t really start rolling until he met Ava, and right when it gets to a
Interesting book to review It has a tremendous amount of detailed information about Frank Sinatra For me, that was a positive and a negative Having detailed info is good, but I finally got tired of reading that much detail If I were a huge Sinatra fan who wanted to learn as much as possible about Sinatra, I would feel differently about the amount of detailed info in the book While the author includes a ton of info about the part of Sinatra s life the book focuses on, the book addressed only Interesting book to review It has a tremendous amount of detailed information about Frank Sinatra For me, that was a positive and a negative Having detailed info is good, but I finally got tired of reading that much detail If I were a huge Sinatra fan who wanted to learn as much as possible about Sinatra, I would feel differently about the amount of detailed info in the book While the author includes a

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  • Hardcover
  • 800 pages
  • Frank
  • James Kaplan
  • English
  • 24 March 2018
  • 0385518048