BiographyLarge Print EditionMasterfully written . . . well-researched and exemplifying an easy-to-follow style. Library JournalOnce Frank Sinatra captured the worlds attention, he never let go, singing his way into the hearts of millions. The kid from Hoboken was the troubadour of his age. Here we meet Sinatra the artist and performer and follow his career from the Big Band era to recent years. Sinatra wasnt just a headline-grabbing Rat Pack playboy. He was an extraordinary artist who left his mark on American music in this century.
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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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