Elvis and the Memphis Mafia

Elvis and the Memphis Mafia

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by Alanna Nash
     
 

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A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis Aaron Presley 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… See more details below

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A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis Aaron Presley 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 handpicked group of gatekeepers and confidants  and Lamar Fike  touring crew member who accompanied Elvis to the army  were with Elvis from his teens to his final days and provide unique access to the greatest of all legends. The revelations sweep 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845137595
Publisher:
Aurum Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
806
Sales rank:
178,509
File size:
2 MB

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