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Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Author: Peter Guralnick
ISBN 13: 9780316332255
ISBN 10: 316332259
Edition: 1ra
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $18.00

Last Train to Memphis was hailed on publication as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. Peter Guralnick's acclaimed book is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity, as it traces Elvis' early years, from humble beginnings to unprecedented success. At the heart of the story is Elvis himself, a poor boy of great ambition and fiery musical passions, who connected with his audience and the age in a way that has yet to be duplicated.

Publishers Weekly

Vol. one of Guralnick's exhaustive, two-volume biography details the King's first 24 years, leaving off when his rise is interrupted by his being drafted into the army. (Sept.)