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A glimpse of the pack from the other side,
By A Customer
This review is from: Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Showbiz Party (Paperback)
This book is a fascinating, if occasionally slow moving account, of a rivetting part of American history. I came to the book with little actual knowledge of the main characters but came away feeling that I'd got an understanding of the characters - Frank: an egotistical guy who was lonely at heart and just seemed to want a gang around him, Sammy: eager to please everybody, especially Frank and understandably hurt by the years of racial abuse, Dean: his own guy, Peter: slimey creepy Brit with little moral fibre.... This book is a perfect companion to "American Tabloid" by James Elroy in that you start to feel as you read it that you are back in Sixties America. Well worth a read and you can whizz through it in a week or 2.