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Elvis in the Army: The King of Rock…

Elvis in the Army: The King of Rock 'n' Roll as Seen by an…

by William J. Taylor, Jr

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"Bill Taylor came to know Elvis Presley as few people ever have: in a senior-subordinate relationship. Elvis was in Taylor's unit, the 32d Tank Battalion, in Germany in 1958-59, and the young private singled out Lieutenant Taylor as his friend and mentor. The two had a unique relationship - sharing thoughts, seeking and giving advice." "At that time Elvis Presley was already the idol of American teens - a young singer who had revolutionized pop music. With a soaring career interrupted by the prospect of two years of military service, Elvis Presley could have asked for and gotten a cushy special services entertainer's job. Instead, he made a conscious decision to become a combat soldier, guarding against a massive Russian attack across the Iron Curtain, a possibility that was all too real."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)



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