The Resource Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley, Peter Guralnick

Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley, Peter Guralnick

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Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley
Title
Last train to Memphis
Title remainder
the rise of Elvis Presley
Statement of responsibility
Peter Guralnick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture." "Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world." "This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note." "Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true."--BOOK JACKET
Title
Last train to Memphis
Creator
Summary
A portrait of Elvis Presley, based on hundreds of interviews and a decade of research, emerges in a volume covering Elvis' life up to his Army induction
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
Award/Notable book
Biography type
individual biography
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162242
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42166/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.P96
LC item number
G87 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Peter Guralnick
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Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley, Peter Guralnick
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Copyright
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Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 532-542) and index
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nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
7547565
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9780316332255
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94010763 /MN
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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