The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley
By (author) Alanna Nash
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Colonel by Alanna Nash
Book DescriptionA meticulously researched biography, this story profiles 'The Colonel' Tom Parker, the man behind Elvis Presley, in a compelling new light. Filled with startling material found in never-before-seen documents, including Parker's army records, psychiatric evaluations, and police reports, this investigation challenges even the most familiar aspects of the Presley saga. Parker, who handled every aspect of Elvis Presley's career and much in his personal life, is revealed as an overwhelmingly selfish man who sought to hide his own illegal alien status rather than further the art of a great musician. Astonishing and impeccably written, this entertaining book proves that the only figure in American popular culture as fascinating as Elvis Presley is Colonel Tom Parker, the man who shaped Elvis, and in turn shaped music history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781556525469
(230mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alanna Nash
Baby, Let's Play House, Paperback / softback (November 2010)
Award-winning journalist Nash explores Elvis Presley's complex relationships with women, his sexual identity, and how both informed his art and his life.
Elvis and the Memphis Mafia, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Alanna Nash
Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the first book to capture the King - the man and the phenomenon - in his full complexity.
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Author Biography - Alanna Nash
Alanna Nash is a feature writer for "Entertainment Weekly," "The New York Times," and "USA Weekend." She is the author of six books, including "Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia" and "Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch." She was the Society of Professional Journalists National Member of the Year in 1994. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky."
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