Frank Sinatra has been a legend in many people’s lifetimes. In the course of his long career of successes, failures, and even greater comeback triumphs, he has remained one of the most enduring performers in 20th-century show business history. Michael Freedland’s biography gives a full portrait of this unorthodox singer’s life, from his tough beginnings as an unpromising youth in the Italian quarter of Hoboken, New Jersey, to his unprecedented hero-worship as a singer whose unique vocal styling and unerring eye for a hit song made him a fit rival to his idol Bing Crosby. Sinatra’s life was studded with romance and scandal, including an alleged association with the Mafia. This biography is a fitting tribute to a singer, actor, and hell-raiser who in every aspect of his personal and professional life took it All the Way.
©1997 Michael Freedland (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.