Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick

By Peter Guralnick

Careless Love is the entire, precise, and enthralling tale of Elvis Presley's final 20 years, within the long-awaited moment quantity of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.

Last teach to Memphis, the 1st a part of Guralnick's two-volume lifetime of Elvis Presley, was once acclaimed via the recent York instances as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding quantity recounts the second one 1/2 Elvis' lifestyles in wealthy and formerly unimagined aspect, and confirms Guralnick's prestige as one of many nice biographers of our time.

Beginning with Presley's military provider in Germany in 1958 and finishing along with his demise in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that after shone so brightly, homing in at the advanced playing-out of Elvis' dating along with his Machiavellian supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a wide ranging revelatory drama that for the 1st time locations the occasions of a too-often mistold story in a clean, plausible, and comprehensible context.

Elvis' adjustments in the course of those years shape a sad secret that Careless Love unlocks for the 1st time. this can be the indispensable American tale, encompassing components of race, classification, wealth, intercourse, tune, faith, and private transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and keenness, Careless Love is a special contribution to our realizing of yank pop culture and the character of luck, giving us real perception eventually into essentially the most misunderstood public figures of our instances.

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