Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley Author Peter Guralnick
ISBN-10 0316332976
ISBN-13 9780316332972
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 767
Language English
Publisher Back Bay
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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

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