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Chronicles the life and career of Frank Sinatra, from his beginnings in Hoboken, New Jersey, through his success as a pop singer and in Hollywood
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Donald Clarke is the author of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday. He lives in Austin, Texas.From Library Journal:
With The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Viking, 1991) on his roster of publications, Clarke is a creditable author in the pop music field. This latest, masterfully written effort--well researched and exemplifying an easy-to-follow style--should extend his reputation. Sinatra grew up the spoiled only child of Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, and his mother predicted he would turn out to be a bum. Singing was his only aspiration, and he chased this dream with all he had. Sinatra remains one of the best-selling entertainers of the 20th century, but Clarke does not gloss over the singer's dark side--his involvement with the mob and his numerous, stormy love affairs, for instance. As evidence of his enduring popularity, about a dozen biographers have honored him in only the last two years, including his daughter. This work, however, is among the best and should circulate well in most public libraries. --Regina L. Beach, Mississippi State Univ. Lib, Starkville
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Book Description Chivers, 1998. Condition: Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP72364900