12/10 Thursday: Frank Sinatra, 2016 Presidential Election, and Reflecting on the New Governor Elect


James Kaplan

In November 2010, Doubleday published Frank: The Voice, the first volume of Kaplan’s definitive biography of Frank Sinatra, which quickly went onto the New York Times bestseller list and was chosen by Times chief book critic Michiko Kakutani as one of her Top Ten Books of 2010. In 2011, Kaplan signed with Doubleday to write Volume Two, Sinatra: The Chairman, to be published in 2015. In 2012, James Kaplan was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. "The first book kind of romanticizes this musical troubadour," Kaplan says, "The second book is about power."  Kaplan calls Sinatra a "Mozartian genius." 


Elliott Stonecipher 

Elliott Stonecipher is a Louisiana pollster.  He comments on the 2016 Presidential election and the upcoming GOP CNN Debate on Tuesday of next week.  "The idea that it's just going to be a Republican and a Democrat next year...I'm just not buying it.  I think there is still a very real risk on the Hillary Clinton side of the issue regarding the emails...Can Donald Trump be perfect timing for president next year? Absolutely."