Careless Love : The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

Careless Love : The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

Details

Author(s)
Peter Guralnick
Format
Paperback | 784 pages
Dimensions
130 x 195 x 37mm | 532g
Publication date
03 Feb 2000
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Abacus
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
16pp b&w illustrations
ISBN10
0349111685
ISBN13
9780349111681
Bestsellers rank
203,608

Description

Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, received unprecedented accolades. This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis's 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 unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis's relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking drama that places the events of a too often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing 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.