Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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by Wilborn Hampton
     
 

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Elvis Presley made a sound so different it ushered in a new kind of music: rock and roll. He was able to combine gospel, honky-tonk, country and rhythm and blues to create a unique sound that crossed racial and cultural divides. Though he was incredibly popular, at heart, Elvis was a shy and polite man, and the demands of fame began to take a toll. While his

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Elvis Presley made a sound so different it ushered in a new kind of music: rock and roll. He was able to combine gospel, honky-tonk, country and rhythm and blues to create a unique sound that crossed racial and cultural divides. Though he was incredibly popular, at heart, Elvis was a shy and polite man, and the demands of fame began to take a toll. While his dependence on prescription drugs cut short his life, Elvis’s influence on music and popular culture endures to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142411483
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Series:
Up Close Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Wilborn Hampton lives in New York City.

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Elvis Presley (Up Close Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it did not say so in the blurb, this book is NOT for students in elementary, unless possibly advanced 5th or 6th. It is a novel, not an easy read. Very few photos, didn't like it much at all. Gave it to a friend who has a daughter interested in Elvis and told her to save it until she is older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
many nonfiction books that are part of a series, this is a reasonably priced, well-written biography. Wilborn Hamption manages to create a fairly balanced picture of the man and the legend--including tidbits of trivia that reflect the complex mosaic of the man Elvis became. There are many facets to Evlis¿s story including the qualities that he had that were admirable as well as some characteristics that are less than savory. Throughout the text there are pictures of Elvis, his family, and people who were important to him. Each picture has a caption and is strategically located where it will enhance the narrative. At the end are source notes, a bibliography, an index, and photo credits. All in all, this is a quality piece that would enhance a biography collection in either a middle or high school. The language may be a bit simple for higher level students, but is less intimidating for students who have higher level thinking skills but lower reading abilities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ve gotta say i absolutly love jhonny cash and elvis presly but its freaking amazing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love elvis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago