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Sinatra - The Chairman

James Kaplan

Positioning Statement Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice--finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century," deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover and associate of the powerful and infamous. Description In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteroic rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments. Selling Points Happy Hundredth Birthday, Frank. Here's the wonderful biography you've been waiting for and deserve: Dec. 12, 2015 will be Sinatra's centennial. Many books will be published that fall to tie in with that event. None will be better or more fitting than James Kaplan's two-volume masterpiece of popular biography. Gives us Frank Sinatra in his every mood and aspect: the dark and the light, the kind and the cruel, the humanitarian and the petty tyrant, the true romantic and the compulsive gigolo, the perfectionist in the recording studio and the one-take-Charley on the film set... as Walt Whitman once said, Frank contradicts himself, he contained multitudes. Guaranteed to garner mas

Positioning Statement Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice--finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century," deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover and associate of the powerful and infamous. Description In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteroic rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments. Selling Points Happy Hundredth Birthday, Frank. Here's the wonderful biography you've been waiting for and deserve: Dec. 12, 2015 will be Sinatra's centennial. Many books will be published that fall to tie in with that event. None will be better or more fitting than James Kaplan's two-volume masterpiece of popular biography. Gives us Frank Sinatra in his every mood and aspect: the dark and the light, the kind and the cruel, the humanitarian and the petty tyrant, the true romantic and the compulsive gigolo, the perfectionist in the recording studio and the one-take-Charley on the film set... as Walt Whitman once said, Frank contradicts himself, he contained multitudes. Guaranteed to garner mas
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Positioning Statement Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice--finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century," deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover and associate of the powerful and infamous. Description In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteroic rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments. Selling Points Happy Hundredth Birthday, Frank. Here's the wonderful biography you've been waiting for and deserve: Dec. 12, 2015 will be Sinatra's centennial. Many books will be published that fall to tie in with that event. None will be better or more fitting than James Kaplan's two-volume masterpiece of popular biography. Gives us Frank Sinatra in his every mood and aspect: the dark and the light, the kind and the cruel, the humanitarian and the petty tyrant, the true romantic and the compulsive gigolo, the perfectionist in the recording studio and the one-take-Charley on the film set... as Walt Whitman once said, Frank contradicts himself, he contained multitudes. Guaranteed to garner mas

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donald Corren

Length:

40h 53m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

39:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

55:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

52:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:15:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:18:42


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:15:42


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

56:15


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:22:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:02:04


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:32:16


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

59:31


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:27:54


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:34:37


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:51:05


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:18:53


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:23:05


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:34:47


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:58:27


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

01:27:57


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

01:53:21


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

02:15:48


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

02:21:55


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:12:46


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

02:12:29


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

01:41:38


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

57:09


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

01:20:54


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

33:47


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

01:37:22


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

00:32