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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Richard Harrington pans the new Sinatra "pathography" in this week's Washington Post Book World. Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan served as fodder for a recent posting about the claim that the singer was once a mob courier. This latest book, according to Harrington, is "certainly thorough" and "a massive undertaking...." But it is also "unembarrassed about retelling scabrous stories, followed by such disclaimers as 'while these stories are hearsay' or 'none of the rumors were supported by facts.'"