Elvis and the Memphis Mafia

byAlanna Nash, Billy Smith, Marty Lacker

Paperback | August 1, 2005

Elvis and the Memphis Mafia by Alanna Nash
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A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the first book to capture the King – the man and the phenomenon – in his full complexity. Through revealing interviews with three of Elvis’s closest friends, who were also his protectors and rescuers, Nash achieves the first true mapping of Elvis’s psyche.

Billy Smith – Elvis’s first cousin and the person he reputedly loved most after his own mother – Marty Lacker – best man at his wedding and foreman of the ‘Memphis Mafia’, the King’s handpicked group of gatekeepers and confidants – and Lamar Fike – the touring crew member who accompanied him into the Army – were with Elvis from his teens to his final days and provide unique access to the greatest of all rock and roll legends. The revelations cut through every aspect of Elvis’s life, from the childhood seeds of his drug dependency, through his fear for his mother’s life and his plan to change his identity, to his bizarre self-mutilation. No one who reads this symphonic blending of three proud, ribald, sad and ultimately wistful voices can fail to be profoundly moved.

Alanna Nashis also ‘responsible for the best Elvis book to date (Uncutmagazine):Elvis Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia. A feature writer for theNew York Times, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Title:Elvis and the Memphis MafiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:806 pages, 7.75 X 5.25 X 2 inShipping dimensions:806 pages, 7.75 X 5.25 X 2 inPublished:August 1, 2005Publisher:Aurum PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845131282

ISBN - 13:9781845131289

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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