*The long-awaited second volume of the definitive biography of Elvis Presley.
Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, received unprecedented accolades. This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis's life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis's relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking drama that places the events of a too often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing race, class, wealth, sex, music, religion, and personal transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and passion, Careless Love is a unique contribution to our understanding of American popular culture and the nature of success, giving us true insight at last into one of the most misunderstood public figures of our times.
beautifully written and refreshingly sincere, sets new high standards - DAILY MAIL
Homeric in its play of beauty and folly, this is a monumental work - INDEPENDENT on Sunday
Peter Guralnick is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Lost Highway, Sweet Soul Music, Searching for Robert Johnson, and the novel Nighthawk Blues. His two-volume biography of Elvis, published as Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, is widely regarded as definitive. His essays on Elvis Presley in the 1992 and 1993 boxed sets The Complete '50s Masters and The Essential '60s Masters were both nominated for Grammy Awards and he won a Grammy for his liner notes to Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club.
Peter Guralnick lives in Massachusetts.
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