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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407068909
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 624

Sinatra

The Life




The first and last definitive, fully-documented,massively researched birth-to-death biography of Frank Sinatra by the bestselling author of File on the Tsar and Goddess:The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe.

In 1941, at age twenty-five, Sinatra told a friend, 'I'm going to be the best singer in the world'. Two years on, the bobbysoxers were already weeping and screaming for him in their thousands. Half a century on Bono defined him as 'the Big Bang of popular music'. 'To hell with the calendar,' a music critic wrote before his death in 1998, 'The day Frank Sinatra dies, the twentieth century is over.'

There have been many books about Sinatra, but the last comprehensive biography was Kitty Kelly's HIS WAY, published in 1986. it has taken renowned biographer Anthony Summers years to research this new biography, which promises to be the definitive story of a musical and film career spanning six decades. In this massively documented book, meticulous investigation is coupled with sensitivity to examine every aspect of Sinatra's life, public and private, from his obscure beginnings in an immigrant neighborhood in Jersey City to his twilight years as a living legend in Palm Springs. It tells the human story of an American icon who was irresistible to women and who was plagued throughout his life by scandal and hints of links with the Mafia. In this book, Summers finally uncovers the whole truth.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407068909
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 624

About the Authors

Anthony Summers

Educated at Oxford University, Anthony Summers became a senior BBC investigative journalist and for a decade made documentaries on world events. His books The File on the Tsar (with Tom Mangold), The Kennedy Conspiracy, and Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe were all No. 1 bestsellers. Honeytrap, his book on the Profumo affair, co-authored with Stephen Dorril, was the basis for the film Scandal. Anthony Summers is married, has two sons, and lives in Ireland.

Robbyn Swan

Anthony Summers is a writer, television producer and journalist. He worked for Granada TV's award-winning World in Action programme as well a journalist for the BBC. His bestselling books include Goddess (on the life of Marilyn Monroe), The Kennedy Conspiracy (winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger), The Arrogance of Power (on J. Edgar Hoover), Honeytrap (on the Profumo scandal), The Files on the Tsar and Sinatra.


Praise for Sinatra

“Astonishingly well-researched...incredibly well-sourced”

Independent on Sunday

“Summers and Swan tell us much that is new, and with panache. Compelling ...sterling work”

Sunday Times

“Astonishing book...uncovers new evidence”

Daily Express

“A definitive, generational work”

Vanity Fair

“First-rate reporting...dense and intimate”

People

“Anthony Summers never writes a book that fails to offer accurate material you will find nowhere else...No surprise then that Sinatra: The Life is one of the very few, bona fide, three-dimensional portraits of an amazingly complex, interesting and sometimes god-awful guy”

Norman Mailer


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