Authors James Kaplan, Pete Hamill, and Will Friedwald to discuss Frank Sinatra in Hoboken

HOBOKEN – With Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on Dec. 12 fast approaching, the Hoboken Historical Museum and Little City Books will kick off the celebration early with an author talk from James Kaplan on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., and Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on a panel with two other authors of Sinatra books at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St.
Kaplan will discuss his latest book “Sinatra: The Chairman,” the second part of a biography which began with the first volume, “Frank: The Voice” in 2010.
“Kaplan’s 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,” reads an announcement from museum organizers. “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.”
In addition to the author talk, Little City Books will host a panel and party.
“Authors James Kaplan, Pete Hamill, and Will Friedwald will be on our panel, with moderator Bob Santelli, executive director of The Grammy Museum in LA,” said Little City Books event organizers in an announcement. “We’ll have music and refreshments and it will be swingin’ time.”
Attendees must purchase a Frank Sinatra book at the event as price of admission. The museum event is free but attendees are encouraged to purchase a book.
The museum is located at 1301 Hudson St. To learn more about the Frank Sinatra exhibit and upcoming events, visit and for information on upcoming events at the book store visit

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