The Elvis Encyclopedia

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Overlook Duckworth, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 598 pages
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More than thirty years after his death, Elvis Presley remains indelibly etched into the American psyche. As the Elvis of myth--an embodiment of the American Dream in the flesh--has become synonymous with Elvis the man, the subject of countless books, articles and songs, it has become increasingly hard to discern who Elvis really was. By combining obsessive research with absorbing writing, Adam Victor, author of the bestselling The Marilyn Encyclopedia, sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Elvis's life and traces a young man's path to immortality. The Elvis Encyclopedia, the product of years of research, was created to help bring order to the massive amount of material written about Elvis Presley. In doing so, it stands as the most comprehensive book about his extraordinary life and legacy ever published.

The Elvis Encyclopediais also a visual compendium of Elvis's life, offering hundreds of photographs, ranging from never-beforeseen unposed moments to the extraordinary iconic images the world has come to love.

With this definitive one-stop resource, fans and scholars finally have easy access to all of the information on Elvis's life and times, testing what is real against legend. The facts are represented in full--a childhood mired in poverty, his unstoppable rise to the top with over 150 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum albums, 31 feature films, and 14 Grammy awards, his marriage to Priscilla, his early death. Entries cover every significant aspect of Elvis and his world from family members, lovers, benefactors, mentors, agents, directors, co-stars, and coaches.

Complete with cross-referencing and a comprehensive bibliography, The Elvis Encyclopediasurpasses everything that has come before it. It is a true testament to the legend that is Elvis Presley.

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Topping out at 600 dense pages, this lavishly illustrated celebration of Elvis is both comprehensive and fascinating to read. Victor's obsessive research could not have found a better subject, and he ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
18
Section 3
24
Section 4
85
Section 5
86
Section 6
145
Section 7
222
Section 8
235
Section 14
363
Section 15
365
Section 16
397
Section 17
431
Section 18
437
Section 19
522
Section 20
533
Section 21
539

Section 9
265
Section 10
270
Section 11
311
Section 12
315
Section 13
320
Section 22
542
Section 23
565
Section 24
573
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About the author (2008)

Adam Victor is a writer and translator and the author of The Marilyn Encyclopedia. The Elvis Encyclopedia is his biggest project to date, the distillation of more than three years of research in libraries, film and audio archives, and private collections

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