Why Sinatra Matters

Why Sinatra Matters

Large Print - 1999
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In this unique tribute, veteran journalist and award winning author Pete Hamill remembers and pays tribute to the legacy of Frank Sinatra. Why Sinatra Matters draws on Hamill's years-long friendship with Sinatra; this is not an impersonal magazine issue full of photos or a quickie bio, but a personal, thoughtful testimony which is sure to pique interest.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike, 1999.
ISBN: 9780786217533
0786217537
Branch Call Number: SINATRA HAM
Characteristics: 212 p.

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Aug 04, 2011

This is a terrific, short but insightful tribute to Frank Sinatra by the marvelous writer Pete Hamill. He traces Sinatra's dual character and emphasis on loneliness to his childhood as an only child in Hoboken, N.J., growing up during prohibition and later the Depression. Hamill also explains why Sinatra's music will live for a long time. A fast and absorbing read.

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