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The Elvis Encyclopedia

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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 Encyclopedia" is 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 Encyclopedia" surpasses everything that has come before it. It is a true testament to the legend that is Elvis Presley.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 598 pages
  • 226 x 312 x 44mm | 2,739.68g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 1585675989
  • 9781585675982
  • 911,670

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The book is lavishly and lovingly illustrated with candid photos, movie stills, posters, and assorted oddities . . . and in a nice touch the book throws in relevant quotations after many entries, by Elvis or about him. "New York Times Book Review" "The Elvis Encyclopedia" explores all things Elvis Presley-related entries on every song, album and movie ever released by the King." "Wall Street Journal" What every Presley fan has been waiting for: Elvis from A (as in Agnew, with an entry of Elvis meeting with the vice president in Palm Springs, Calif., in late 1970) to Z (as in David Zenoff, with a mention of the Nevada Supreme Court judge who married Elvis and Priscilla in Las Vegas in May 1968) Victor deftly embeds each compact entry in this 598-page tome with the most essential, often myth-busting nuggets. The more than 500 knockout photos are worth the crazy price alone. "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" Everything Elvis! From facts on Jean and Julian Aberbach, the Austriashow more

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