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Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy
  

Elvis and Gladys

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Synopsis

Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy

Who on the planet doesn't know that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled millions? Who doesn't know that he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll? But who knows that the King himself lived in the thrall of one dominant person?This was Gladys Smith Presley, his protective, indulgent, beloved mother.Elvis and Gladys, one of the best researched and most acclaimed books on Elvis's early life, reconstructs the extraordinary role Gladys played in her son's formative years. Uncovering facts not seen by other biographers, Elvis and Gladys reconstructs for the first time the history of the mother and son's devoted relationship and reveals new information about Elvis--his Cherokee ancestry, his boyhood obsession with comic books, and his early compulsion to rescue his family from poverty.Coming to life in the compelling narrative is the poignant story of a unique boy and the maternal tie that bound him. It is at once an intimate psychological portrait of a tragic relationship and a mesmerizing tale of the early years of an international idol. For once, a legend is presented to us by the mind and heart of a literate, careful biographer who cares, wrote Liz Smith in the New York Daily News when Elvis and Gladys was originally published in 1985. This is the book, Smith says, for any Elvis lover who wants to know more about what made Presley the man he was and the mama's boy he became. The Boston Globe called this thoughtful, informative biography of one of popular music's most enduring stars nothing less than the best Elvis book yet.

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?This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy.??New York Daily News ?The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling.??Kirkus Reviews -This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy.---New York Daily News -The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling.---Kirkus Reviews This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy. --New York Daily News The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling. --Kirkus Reviews This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy. New York Daily News The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling. Kirkus Reviews This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy.

New York Daily News

The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling.

Kirkus Reviews

The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever . . . thoughtful and truth-telling. -- Kirkus Reviews

This is the Elvis bio that gets behind the hype and the myth. Nobody ever wrote better about the making of Elvis than Elaine Dundy. -- New York Daily News


About the Author

Elaine Dundy

Elaine Dundy was born in New York. As an actress she worked in Paris and London and then became a writer. She has written plays, biographies and novels including the bestselling THE DUD AVOCADO, her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th May 2004

Author

Elaine Dundy

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Publisher

University Press of Mississippi

Format

Paperback
350 pages

Categories

Biography: arts & entertainment
Rock & Pop music

ISBN

9781578066346

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