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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
Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 768 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: February 10, 2000
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316332976
ISBN - 13: 9780316332972