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By Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan

Choked with revelations, this can be the 1st entire account of a occupation outfitted on uncooked expertise, sheer willpower--and felony connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling writer of Goddess: the key Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swan unveil attractive new information regarding Sinatra's hyperlinks to the Mafia, his crowded love lifestyles and his tangled relationships with U.S. presidents. particular breakthroughs contain the invention of ways the Mafia connection began--in a distant Sicilian village--and relocating interviews along with his fanatics. Never-before-published conversations with Ava Gardner get to the middle of the tragic ardour that ruled his existence, got here with reference to destroying him, and made his most sensible paintings heartbreakingly own. Sinatra offers the whole lifestyles tale of a fancy, mistaken genius.

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