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This is the first of two volumes that make up what is arguably the definitive Elvis biography. Rich in documentary and interview material, this volume charts Elvis’ early years and his rise to fame, taking us up to his departure for Germany in 1958. Of all the biographies of Elvis – this is the one you will keep coming back to.

Reviews

A wonderful book...Guralnick gives us an Elvis of real flesh and blood...the richest and most detailed protrait of Presely we have ever had.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Unrivalled...Elvis steps out of these pages, you can feel him breathe, this book cancels out all others - BOB DYLAN
Wonderful…Guralnick deserves to live in Graceland - RODDY DOYLE
Last Train to Memphis is the first part of Peter Gurlanick's epic two-volume life of rock 'n
roll's founding father--and when no less an authority than Bob Dylan writes that "this book cancels out all others", you know Guralnick must be doing something right. Exhaustive and thorough, though always written from a sympathetic standpoint, this first
Guralnick is a scrupulous biographer, now established as the definitive chronicler of the strange life and turbulent times of Elvis Presley; better still, his enthusiasm for Elvi s' music shines through on every page of the text. And in the end, after all
Patrick Humphries, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW