Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World

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Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World

Sinatra s Century One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World In celebration of his one hundredth birthday a charming irresistibly readable and handsomely packaged look back at the life and times of the greatest entertainer in American history Frank Sinatra

  • Title: Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World
  • Author: David Lehman
  • ISBN: 9780062416926
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • In celebration of his one hundredth birthday, a charming, irresistibly readable, and handsomely packaged look back at the life and times of the greatest entertainer in American history, Frank Sinatra.Sinatra s Century is an irresistible collection of one hundred short reflections on the man, his music, and his larger than life story, by a lifetime fan who also happens to bIn celebration of his one hundredth birthday, a charming, irresistibly readable, and handsomely packaged look back at the life and times of the greatest entertainer in American history, Frank Sinatra.Sinatra s Century is an irresistible collection of one hundred short reflections on the man, his music, and his larger than life story, by a lifetime fan who also happens to be one of the poetry world s most prominent voices David Lehman uses each of these short pieces to look back on a single facet of the entertainer s story from his childhood in Hoboken, to his emergence as The Voice in the 1940s, to the wild professional and romantic fluctuations that followed Lehman offers new insights and revisits familiar stories Sinatra s dramatic love affairs with some of the most beautiful stars in Hollywood, including Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Ava Gardner his fall from grace in the late 1940s and resurrection during the Capitol Years of the 1950s his bonds with the rest of the Rat Pack and his long tenure as the Chairman of the Board, viewed as the eminence grise of popular music inspiring generations of artists, from Bobby Darin to Bono to Bob Dylan.Brimming with Lehman s own lifelong affection for Sinatra, the book includes lists of unforgettable performances engaging insight on what made Sinatra the model of American machismo and the epitome of romance and clear eyed assessments of the foibles that impacted his life and work Warm and enlightening, Sinatra s Century is full throated appreciation of Sinatra for every fan.

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    One thought on “Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World

    1. Don LaFountaine on said:

      I enjoyed reading this book with 100 author notes on Frank Sinatra and found it kept my interest throughout the book.Though I have often enjoyed the music and movies of Frank Sinatra, I really did not know too much about the man. The stories were enlightening to a person whose knowledge is very limited, and though I would not categorize myself as an expert on his life, I feel as if I learned some important things about him. Some of the things I learned were:- That he played with Tommy Dorsey for [...]

    2. Brian Willis on said:

      Eschewing the traditional start-to-finish, throughly detailed moment by moment approach to biography, this book is a portrait, perhaps an impressionist one, of the legend on his one hundredth birthday. It mostly succeeds and is an effective look in bite size moments, with beautiful photographs and often stirring poetic moments. There are some extraneous moments and some meandering, but often illuminating and worth reading for ardent Sinatra fans, particular as it does often focus on the elements [...]

    3. Jenna on said:

      I've read a lot of biographies on Frank Sinatra, and this new collection of 100 stories, sound bytes, if you will, has been one of the most enjoyable. Lehman mixes up little-known anecdotes with familiar history, detailed notes on specific songs, and one liners that are like little "By the way" mentions. Lehman knows his stuff, and I learned things I hadn't come across before. Now he's got me inspired to really dive into Sinatra discography like never before.

    4. Nooilforpacifists on said:

      Brilliant. No need to -- in fact don't -- read it all at once. It's composed of 100 epigrams of facts and quotes about "the Voice." You rocket from disaggregating breath techniques to pure Hollywood dish.[More, with quotes, to come]

    5. Sandra Cohen on said:

      I am not a fan of short stories. I found that these vignettes were not even stories but name dropping throw aways.

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