Sinatra: The Life

Sinatra: The Life


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Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower—and criminal connections. Anthony Summers—bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe—and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra’s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships with U.S. presidents. Exclusive breakthroughs include the discovery of how the Mafia connection began—in a remote Sicilian village—and moving interviews with his lovers. Never-before-published conversations with Ava Gardner get to the core of the tragic passion that dominated his life, came close to destroying him, and made his best work heartbreakingly personal. Sinatra delivers the full life story of a complex, flawed genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375713705
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 328,185
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Anthony Summers, a former BBC journalist, is the author of six bestselling books, including The File of the Tsar, on the fate of the Romanovs; Not in Your Lifetime, on the assassination of President Kennedy; Official and Confidential, on J. Edgar Hoover; and The Arrogance of Power, on Richard Nixon. He won the Golden Dagger, the Crime Writers’ Association’s top nonfiction award, for Not in Your Lifetime. Robbyn Swan worked with Summers on the Hoover and Nixon biographies, and both authors have contributed to Vanity Fair and PBS’s Frontline. They are married, have five children between them, and live in Ireland.

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