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Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason
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Elvis Presley

by Bobbie Ann Mason

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Charts the life of the rock-and-roll music star from his childhood experiences as a devoted son from a small town to the achievements that changed the nation's musical culture.

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A nice little bio and a quick read. Elvis always reminds me of my mother. She was a teenager when he exploded into fame in the Fifties. She was such a huge fan that, growing up in our house, any Elvis movie, special or biopic on TV was mandatory viewing. She indoctrinated me into Elvis fandom, and I still love listening to his music today. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
Splendid, mostly because it's written by someone who understands the region, era, ethnicity, and social-class out of which Elvis emerged. She takes Elvis's life seriously, but she examines it objectively. ( )
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On l'appelait le King . C'était petit blanc du Sud qui chantait comme les Noirs et qui est devenu en quelques mois le plus célèbre chanteur du monde . Il a inventé une musique , le rock and roll et un nouveau style de vie : la Rock Attitude . Mais l'histoire d'Elvis Presley est celle d'une tragédie : immensément riche mais éternellement malheureux, il connaît les pires excès et en meurt foudroyés à 42 ans au sommet de sa gloire . Il entre alors dans une légende . Une ancienne fan devenue romancière s'en souvient ici avec une émotion intacte .
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