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Why Sinatra Matters (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Pete Hamill)

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Pete Hamill's evocation of Frank Sinatra begins in the archetypal Sinatra milieu of a New York City bar after midnight, rain outside, Sinatra and a few pals discussing sports and Hemingway. Within the space of a few paragraphs, Hamill manages to evoke the singer's greatness, intelligence, and humanity, and the respect and even awe he has always engendered among lesser mortals, as well as the gnawing melancholy in his soul. The fusion of Hamill's deft prose and Sinatra's almost mystical aura sustains a book that, more than mere biography, cuts to the core of the artist's meaning in both a musical and a human sense. Hamill's many years as a New York newspaperman combine with his personal experience of growing up with the Sinatra phenomenon to provide a visceral account of the singer's life and times, the effects he produced on fans and detractors alike, and the model he became for a certain kind of after-hours contemplation of the vagaries of life. WHY SINATRA MATTERS is a perceptive meditation on the spirit of an American icon, the city conjured by his greatest musical period, and the timeless community of the lovelorn, lost, and lonely whose hopes and dreams he came to represent.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 44
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: General, Entertainment + Performing Arts
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Author: Pete Hamill
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 50511701
UPC: 9781478961338
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-8639
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