Frank: The Making of a Legend

Author(s): James Kaplan

Biography | No Category | Music

Who was Frank Sinatra? And how did who he was lead to him creating such incomparable music? In FRANK, fans finally have a biography that goes more deeply into who he really was than any previous book about this extraordinary man.


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* The definitive biography of a 20th century icon by an internationally respected bestselling author.

"A biography that reads like a novel. . . . Kaplan does a nimble, brightly evocative job of tracing the development of Sinatra's art, and his remarkable rise and fall and rise again." --Michiko Kakutani, "Top 10 Books of 2010," "The New York Times " "Fascinating, superbly written. . . . Whatever you think of Ol' Blue Eyes, he led an incredible life, and his adventures make great reading. This book is biography at its best." - "The Dallas Morning News " "Marvelously thoughtful. . . . A propulsive narrative that never flags." - "Los Angeles Times" "Jim Kaplan's great gift is his own voice, in peak form stylish, seductive, and richly resonant that stands up to Sinatra's powerful baritone. This is a perceptive, passionate biography." - Bob Spitz, author of "The Beatles" "Just when you think you know all the stories . . . along comes James Kaplan's "Frank" to tell us more. . . . Sinatra lovers will be enthralled." - "O, The Oprah Magazine"

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 co-authored John McEnroe's autobiography, Serious, a number-one New York Times bestseller, and coauthored the bestselling Dean and Me with Jerry Lewis. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.

General Fields

  • : 9780751541403
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Kaplan
  • : Paperback
  • : 800