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Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

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Publisher Comments:

Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.

Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time.

Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking revelatory drama that for the first time places the events of a too-often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context.

Elvis' changes during these years form a tragic mystery that Careless Love unlocks for the first time. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing elements of race, class, wealth, sex, music, religion, and personal transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and passion, Careless Love is a unique contribution to our understanding of American popular culture and the nature of success, giving us true insight at last into one of the most misunderstood public figures of our times.

Synopsis:

Unrivaled in its scope, detail, authority, and sheer readability, Guralnick's biography of Elvis Presley tells a quintessential American story of one of the most important entertainers of the century.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 730-742) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316332972
Author:
Guralnick, Peter
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Rock musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Presley, Elvis
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Celebrities; Musicians; Rock singers; Country singers; Rock music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
number 031
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 1.25 in 2.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Unrivaled in its scope, detail, authority, and sheer readability, Guralnick's biography of Elvis Presley tells a quintessential American story of one of the most important entertainers of the century.
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