"Fascinating . . . Poignant." The Wall Street Journal
In this extraordinary work of insight and interviews, bestselling author Gay Talese shares with us the lives of those we don’t know and those we might wish we did: Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Manhattan mobsters, Bowery bums, and many others — fascinating men and women who define our country’s spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation.
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About Gay Talese
Gay Talese was a reporter for The New York Times from 1956 to 1965. Since then he has written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and other national publications. He is the author of eleven books. He… More about Gay Talese
Published by Ivy Books Mar 01, 1995| 352 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780345467232