Music, Money, Madness, and the MobBook - 2008
Documents an investigation into the illicit life of the entertainment icon to explain his descent into poverty, in an account that offers insight into his alleged connections to the mob and scandalous rumors about his personal life. 100,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of Hollywood and Las Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and one of the most popular performers of his day, Sammy Davis, Jr. was an entertainment icon and a national treasure who earned more than $50 million over the course of his career yet ended up nearly destitute. Deconstructing Sammy tells the whole sad, sordid, fascinating true story.
Documents an investigation into the illicit life of entertainment icon Sammy Davis, Jr., to explain his descent into bankruptcy, in an account that offers insight into his alleged connections to the mob and scandalous rumors about his personal life.
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