Elvis As We Knew Him: Our Shared Life in a Small Town in South Memphisby Jennifer Harrison
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You are invited to take a journey, along with the author, to her hometown in the American South, a unique culture of relative safety within a sheltered small town in the mid-twentieth century. You will discover a time when sorority girls were virgins, baton twirlers mattered, and Elvis Presley's hips were the wildest thing on the block.
Against the backdrop of groundbreaking musical environments from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, you will share stories that follow Elvis and his rise to fame through the eyes of his Graceland neighbors in the small suburb of Whitehaven. The author's mother, a young girl who was as much a celebrity in this small town as Elvis, reveals never-before-shared photographs and stories that chronicle a town, an extraordinary man, and a time forever lost to history, each on the brink of explosion and change.
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A total waste of money. If you wish to learn about the author--buy the book. If you wish to learn about Elvis-don't waste your money.
This book gives an amazing view of Elvis' private life in Memphis, and lets us see a precious part of him through the eyes of the people important to him in Memphis. His neighbors' views of him in this time period are fascinating. The pictures are spectacular, and I am proud to have them. I highly recommend this book--it certainly does not disappoint.
I didn't know there was more to tell about Elvis. I was pleasantly surprised to find this treasure of long-held humorous and revealing stories of 'the King' as friends 'who knew him when' share their memories. All this and it's tied to the culture of this small town in the 1950s! UNBELIEVABLE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS!!! This book rules!