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Sinatra by Robin Douglas-Home
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Oct 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: year-round, biography, celebrity, music
I own a copy

This is a one-of-a-kind bio of Sinatra. Unlike just about every other book written about him, and there are literally dozens, this volume specifically spends time over a two-month period when Frankie was at his peak, in the early 1960s. The author writes without any bias or previous intimate knowledge, so his diary-like musings are refreshingly new.

When the author writes about a recording session, you can almost smell the stale cigarettes and see the smoke suspended in air, as Sinatra walks in on the rehearsing musicians. The photographs are unique, captured as events took place. If you are a Sinatra fan AND you can find this out-of-print volume, add it to your collection.

Interesting fact: The author was a Scottish aristocrat who committed suicide a few years after writing this book. I'm sure it wasn't because of Frank.

Book Season = Year Round (nice and easy does it)
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