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  • Posted January 20, 2012

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    4 1/2 Stars: An Interesting, Well-Written, Well-Researched, "No Holds Barred" Biography Of Sinatra's Life!

    In Sinatra: The Life, Summers and Swan have written an in-depth, comprehensive chronicle of the iconic celebrity; and in doing so enables the reader to obtain an understanding of Sinatra that goes far behind his long, successful career as a world-renowned singer and actor. In this book, the reader not only gets to learn about all of Sinatra's 'beauty marks' throughout his illustrious career, but about all of his 'warts' as well -- and there were many of them. It is these "warts' that show that Sinatra had a dark side that goes against the grain of what many of Sinatra's long-time fans who wrote reviews of this book want to believe is true -- and, hence, contributes to the many 1 and 2 star ratings given to Sinatra:The Life. Readers will get to see the side of Sinatra that is well-known to many of his fans; i.e., a man who was extremly loyal and generous to those he viewed as his friends (as long as he didn't feel they crossed him in the slightest way). In addition, they get to see the darker side of Sinatra, a side the authors pull no punches in enabling readers to learn about Sinatra's highly volatile (and often times violent) behavior, his self-serving nature, his sexual promiscuity, his being besot with insecurities, his suicide attempts, his political forays and, of course, his virtually career-long association with the Mob. Needless to say, Sinatra was a very complex man and Summers and Swan wrote a very informative and interesting book that provides a well-balanced portrait of his life. I enjoyed Sinatra: The Life very much and recommend highly to anyone who wants to get to know the man in a way that they might not have known him before.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    i luv him

    buy it u will not waste your money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2005

    A Very Good Bio

    I have enjoyed 'Sinatra' By Anthony Summers. Got my copy at Barnes and Noble right away. I can say that this Bio on Frank Sinatra is very good,and fill with alot of inside stories that we did not know until now. I feel that this book does him justice and shows you the real Frank Sinatra. A real gem of a book. Perfect Book to take to the beach for your summer reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    Depressing

    While I knew Sinatra was involved with the Mob, Kennedy, etc., the picture portrayed by the author was so depressing. It almost seemed like Sinatra was manic depressive; either very high and on top of the world or locked away in his room alone and depressed beyond belief. The on and off with every woman imaginable, hobnobbing with the Kennedys, whatever, was never enough to provide Sinatra with whatever it was he was looking for. The man did not appear to ever be happy and I thought that was very sad. The book appeared to be very well researched and while I don't doubt its factuality, I did find the story a real downer.

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