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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    The Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Summers, By (author) Robbyn Swan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 436 g
    ISBN 13: 9780552153317
    ISBN 10: 0552153311

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    DC22: 782.42164092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    BIC subject category V2: AVG
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    03 April 2006
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    Author Information
    Anthony Summers worked for many years as a senior producer on Granada's World in Action and on the BBC's Panorama, and produced many landmark TV documentaries. His bestselling books include THE FILE ON THE TSAR, CONSPIRACY (about the JFK assasination which won the CWA Gold Dagger), GODDESS (about Marilyn Monroe) HONEYTRAP and THE ARROGANCE OF POWER (on Nixon). Robbyn Swan is a writer for VANITY FAIR, LIFE MAGAZINE and others.
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    "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