By Peter Guralnick
Careless Love is the entire, actual, and captivating tale of Elvis Presley's final twenty 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 hot York occasions as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding quantity recounts the second one half 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 together with his dying in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that after shone so brightly, homing in at the complicated 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 areas 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 is often the indispensable American tale, encompassing parts of race, category, wealth, intercourse, song, faith, and private transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and fervour, Careless Love is a different contribution to our knowing of yank pop culture and the character of good fortune, giving us actual perception finally into essentially the most misunderstood public figures of our instances.
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