October 9, 2000|
The Sinatra Files
The Secret FBI Dossier
By John William Tuohy
The Sinatra Files - The Secret FBI Dossier.
Edited Tom Kuntz and Phil Kuntz.
The Magazine Network.
Brothers Tom and Phil Kuntz have compiled an interesting, enjoyable and factually correct book on Sinatra which, thankfully, spares the reader all pop psychology insights or God like judgments into the singers long and fascinating life and career. The Kuntz's allow the record t to speak for itself.
The book, almost exclusively made up of FBI files on Sinatra, is not only an unflinching look at Ole Blue Eyes, it's also a stroll through the important issue's and events of the last half of the twentieth century....the cold war paranoia, JFK and the FBI's obsession with tracking and investigating American citizens, even Hollywood a gadfly like Sinatra. For Mob readers and researchers, The Sinatra Files. The Secret FBI Dossier is a gold mine of reliable information and gratefully the bulk of the book covers Sinatra's dealing with the mob, most of which is now the stuff of legend, most of it accurate, some of painfully erroneous. But the brothers Kuntz set the record straight in 106 pages of juicy details detailed from extensive excerpts given in three chapters; Sinatra and the Mob - The Early Years, Sinatra, the Kennedys, and the mob - The Courtship, and Sinatra, the Kennedy, and the Mob - The Estrangement.
All the regulars make an appearance here; Johnny Roselli, Giancana, the Fischetti boys and others. The files also reveal some previously unknown information; according to one FBI informant, New Jersey rackets boss Willie Moretti was pressured by Frank Costello to take a guiding hand in the erratic Sinatra's early career.
The book is a must-have for the serious crime reader and researcher.
The Sinatra Files. The secret FBI Dossier is available on Amazon. Com
Mr. Tuohy can be reached at MobStudy@aol.com
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