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Sinatra by James Kaplan
"Phenomenal. Completely riveting. You would think that the way Kaplan recounts Sinatra's life in such intense detail year by year (in some cases almost month-by-month) and over 900 pages (starting where the last book left off in 1954) the book woul..." Read more of this review »
Sinatra by James Kaplan
"At 887 pages, I thought I would read half of this, become bored, and then set it aside for something lighter and sweeter. No way. James Kaplan's writing and the wild swings of Frank Sinatra's personality kept me completely enthralled. By page 200,..." Read more of this review »
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Just finished this last night. I was riveted and now that it's over, I'm exhausted. Absolutely everyone else on the planet seems dull in comparison to Sinatra.

He was a peerless recording artist, a tender lover, a loyal friend, a compulsive womanizer,
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The Long Pursuit by Roy Morris Jr.
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Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
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First of all, kudos to Mr. Atkins for so lovingly keeping the gang together. I've always enjoyed the characters that populate Spenser's world and am happy to see them so faithfully represented here.

This book has so much going for it. Boston is a spor
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Talk Show by Dick Cavett
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This collection of essays covers the waterfront -- politics, show business, pop culture and grammar. I watched Dick Cavett's shows when I was a kid and have seen certain special episodes more recently (Hepburn and Groucho on TCM, John & Yoko on, ...more
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<i>[Ca. 1953, attributed to John F. Kennedy by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in 'A Thousand Days'</i>”
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Calico Joe by John Grisham
Calico Joe
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A dear little book about heroes and courage. And baseball, lots of baseball.

In 1973, 11 year old Paul is obsessed with the Cubs' phenomenal rookie, "Calico Joe" Castle. He listens to every game he can on the radio, goes to the library to check out th
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Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster
" Yes, it was. While I stated rather plainly that this was not her best effort, her prose was, as always, entertaining and just fine. "
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