CARELESS LOVE: THE UNMAKING OF ELVIS PRESLEY by Peter Guralnick

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Volume 2 in the rise-and-fall narrative of Elvis Presley. Every pastor ought to read these two volumes alongside Ecclesiastes. It's uncanny how the King of Rock n' Roll's story mirrors Solomon's search for meaning. Sadly, Elvis's life demonstrates that none but Jesus can do helpless sinners good.
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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.
Book Specifications
Release date: 0000-00-00
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Back Bay
Publication date: 0000-00-00
Label: Back Bay
Pages: 767
Edition: First Paperback Edition
ASIN: 0316332976
ISBN: 0316332976
Height: 913
Length: 600
Weight: 205
Width: 138
Product Group: Book