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James Kaplan

James Kaplan has been writing about people and ideas in business and popular culture, as well as notable fiction (The Best American Short Stories), for more than three decades. His essays and reviews, as well as more than a hundred major profiles, have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. His novels include Pearl’s Progress and Two Guys from Verona, a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. His nonfiction works include The Airport, You Cannot Be Serious (coauthored with John McEnroe), Dean & Me: A Love Story (with Jerry Lewis), and the first volume of his definitive biography of Frank Sinatra, Frank: The Voice. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.

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THE CHAIRMAN
Written by JAMES KAPLAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/25/2016

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94693-5

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The story of Frank Sinatra’s second act, Sinatra finds the Chairman on top of the world, riding high after an Oscar victory—and firmly reestablished as the top recording artist of his day. Following Sinatra from the mid-1950s to his death in 1998, Kaplan uncovers the man behind the myth, revealing by turns the peerless singer, the (sometimes) powerful actor, the business mogul, the tireless...

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THE CHAIRMAN
Written by JAMES KAPLAN

Format: Hardcover, 992 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-53539-7

Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 

In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance 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...

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THE VOICE
Written by JAMES KAPLAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/01/2011

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-767-92423-8

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the...

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(A LOVE STORY)

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

On Sale: 10/10/2006

Price: $16.99

ISBN: 978-0-767-92087-2

They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked—something miraculous—and audiences saw it at once.

Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them,...

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