By Peter Guralnick
Careless Love is the whole, actual, and enthralling tale of Elvis Presley's final twenty years, within the long-awaited moment quantity of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.
Last teach to Memphis, the 1st a part of Guralnick's two-volume lifetime of Elvis Presley, used to be acclaimed through the New York Times as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding quantity recounts the second one 1/2 Elvis' existence in wealthy and formerly unimagined element, and confirms Guralnick's prestige as one of many nice biographers of our time.
Beginning with Presley's military carrier in Germany in 1958 and finishing along with his dying in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that when shone so brightly, homing in at the complicated playing-out of Elvis' dating along with his Machiavellian supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker. it is a breathtaking revelatory drama that for the 1st time areas the occasions of a too-often mistold story in a clean, plausible, and comprehensible context.
Elvis' alterations in the course of those years shape a sad secret that Careless Love unlocks for the 1st time. this is often the necessary American tale, encompassing components of race, type, wealth, intercourse, song, faith, and private transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and keenness, Careless Love is a special contribution to our realizing of yank pop culture and the character of good fortune, giving us real perception ultimately into some of the most misunderstood public figures of our occasions.