Förlagets text om boken: Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice—finally
the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The
Entertainer of the Century," deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick
on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in
full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes)
powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the
powerful and infamous.
In 2010's Frank: The Voice,
James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told
the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures,
and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen. The story of
"Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up
the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had
reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life
post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and
singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and
nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his
considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant
business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and
sometimes notorious social activities and commitments.
Författare: James Kaplan Boktitel: Sinatra. The Chairman Bokförlag: Doubleday
James Kaplan is a novelist and nonfiction writer whose essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. He coauthored John McEnroe’s autobiography, You Cannot Be Serious, a number-one New York Times bestseller, and coauthored the bestselling Dean & Me with Jerry Lewis. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.