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Elvis Presley When Bobbie Ann Mason First Heard Elvis Presley On The Family Radio, She Recognized Him As One Of Us A Country Person Who Spoke Our Language Southern, Working Class, A Little Wild In Elvis Presley, The Bestselling Author Of The Two Modern American Classics Shiloh And Other Stories And In Country Captures All The Vibrancy And Tragedy Of This Mythic Figure With Heartfelt Intimacy And A Novelist S Insight, Mason Charts The Intoxicating Life Of The First Rock And Roll Superstar, Whose Music Shattered Barriers And Changed The Sound Of America Elvis The Impassioned Singer And Charismatic Youth Embraced The Celebrity Brought Him By A Host Of Top Forty Hits And Movies But Elvis The Small Town Boy And Devoted Son Was In No Way Prepared For Being Catapulted Into An Unimagined Stratosphere This Is The Riveting Story Of An Unforgettable Man And His Indelible Legacy.


10 thoughts on “Elvis Presley

  1. says:

    A nice little bio and a quick read Elvis always reminds me of my mother She was a teenager when he exploded into fame in the Fifties She was such a huge fan that, growing up in our house, any Elvis movie, special or biopic on TV was mandatory vie...


  2. says:

    As a Southerner , author Bobbie Ann Mason has a natural understanding for much of Elvis early background which shaped so much of his life While not an in depth study, the author provides a commentary that lends depth and sympathy to an original American icon There was no one with a career like Elvis before Here was a dirt poor Southern boy who shot to unpreced...


  3. says:

    Really well done history of the King of Rock n Roll This biography really great at depicting Elvis as a normal human being despite his legendary status It s throughly thoughtful and well done


  4. says:

    After reading this book by Bobbie Ann Mason no relation, to my knowledge , I have seenclearly how the South influenced so much of the life and artistry of Elvis This is true, if for no other reason, than Mason cites William Faulkner as a prime example of how Elvis lived his life and how he battled the tension between his rural, southern upbringing and his Las Vegas stage performances It is noted that Elvis was born only 15 miles away from where Faulkner was born in Mississippi There ar After reading this book by Bobbie Ann Mason no relation, to my knowledge , I have seenclearly how the South influenced so much of the life and artistry of Elvis This is true, if for no other reason, than Mason cites William Faulkner as a prime example of how Elvis lived his life and how he battled the tension between his rural, southern upbringing and his Las Vegas stage performances It is noted that Elvis was born only 15 miles away from where Faulkner was born in Mississippi There are also several references to the writings of Faulkner Col Parker is compared to a Faulkner character, but this time the comparison is far from complimentary Parker is much like Flem Snopes in Spotted Horse and is seen as the ultimate horse trader, and someone who enjoys a good swindle now and again Presley s mother Gladys is ...


  5. says:

    ELVIS PRESLEY 2003 Bobbie Ann Mason .This was another in the series of short biographies produced by Penguin in their Lives collection Bobbie Ann Mason was a good choice for this job, being a Southerner and a novelist She managed to present Presley s life from both a chronological and a psychological standpoint All of the familiar figures in his life are there his parents, his manager, Colonel Thomas A Par...


  6. says:

    One of the best biographies I ve ever read Very brief, so it s hardly encyclopedic, but it does an amazing job of both capturing his spirit and explaining the behavior of him and his family and how they reacted to his sudden fame, and it does it with some fantastic prose So many of the other books in the late, lamented, wonderful Penguin Lives series were written by Serious Historians, so it seemed odd that this one would be by Bobbie Ann Mason, a novelist, but after I read it I realized tha One of the best biographies I ve ever read Very brief, so it s hardly encyclopedic, but it does an amazing job of both capturing his spirit and explaining the behavior of him and his family and how they reacted to his sudden fame, and it does it with some fantastic prose So many of the other books in the late, lamented, wonderful Penguin Lives series were writ...


  7. says:

    This is a great little bio which draws from Peter Guralnick s two part biography and a shelf of other books on the big E If you don t have time or inclination to wade through Guralnick this is the book for you, and it stands on its own pretty darn well given Mason s deep understanding of her fellow Southerner Mr Presley s culture and upbringing There s a lot of great stuff in this short and beautifully written book It s sympathetic and really gets at the charisma and significance of Elvis, b This is a great little bio which draws from Peter Guralnick s two part biography and a shelf of other books on the big E If you don t have time or inclination to wade through Guralnick this is the book for you, and it stands on its own pretty darn well given Mason s deep understanding of her fellow Southerner Mr Presley s culture and upbringing There s a lot of great stuff in this short and beautifully written book It s sympathet...


  8. says:

    This story is about Elvis Presley s life and how he became the king Elvis grew up in a very Religious home in Tupelo Mississippi He came out of nowhere, he became a star after the Ed Sullivin show in the mid 1950s where racial Tennsions were on the rise and everybody was scared of the cold war All i wanted to do was drive a truck Elivs said Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth I just sorta do em all together, I guess the image This story is about Elvis Presley s life and how he became the king Elvis grew up in a very Religious home in Tupelo Mississippi He came out of nowhere, he became a star after the Ed Sullivin show in the mid 1950s where racial Tennsions were on the rise and everybody w...


  9. says:

    Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann MasonI can t begin to tell you how upset I was when Iwent to my local library to pick up my requested book.I just couldn t believe that instead of a book I had5 discs__a book on tape As long as I have goodvision, I wan to read my own books I consideredthrowing it back in the return container, but Iwanted to know about the life of Elvis, the bestsinger in the world The tape recorded by Karen White was so well done.It was great I love the book I could listen to it Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann MasonI can t begin to tell you how upset I was when Iwent to my local library to pick up my requested book.I just couldn t believe that instead of a book I had5 discs__a book on tape As long as I have goodvision, I wan to read my own books I consideredthrowing it back in the return container, but Iwanted to know about the life of Elvis, the bestsinger in the world The tape recorded by ...


  10. says:

    Overall, I found this book to be very good It really showed me who Elvis was It took me through the happy times to the tragic times this book was really able to capture what drugs and fame can do to a person My knowle...


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