This biography, a sequel, opens in the aftermath of Sinatra's Oscar victory, Best Supporting Actor in 1953's From Here to Eternity. The narrative goes on to chronicle the star's recordings, movies, TV shows, live performances, romances, and misadventures in business and politics. The result introduces the reader to an enormously talented man who simply was not an admirable person. Accounts of his cruelties to friends, lovers, colleagues and strangers abound, along with the sordidness of his dealings with known, notorious criminals.
The author's research lets the reader in on every shot of Jack Daniels Frank Sinatra ever poured. The smooth, well-written narrative never lets up, and remains engaging. Those who worship Frank Sinatra will embrace this as another Book of Scripture. Those less enthralled, including this reviewer, will go along for the ride, but wish all this effort had gone toward a worthier subject