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By James L. Dickerson

ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS!

Read the Book Warner Bros. Purchased for the 2022 Film, Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks

Non-Fiction | Biography

Based on unprecedented, original research and interviews with insiders, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997), Elvis Presley’s lifelong manager, includes new revelations and insights into the music industry’s most notorious and mysterious manager. Investigative journalist and music writer James L. Dickerson looks at topics such as Parker’s illegal entry into the United States, his work as a carny with Royal American Shows, and his management of country singer Eddy Arnold, his partnership with Hank Snow, and how he manipulated Elvis Presley and his family to seize control of the singer’s career.

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An incendiary, powerful investigative account… An explanation, finally, of the twisted, corrupt relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker.

Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter of Basic Instinct

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This jaw-dropping biography. . . is a model of research, assembled with crafty objectivity and humor.

Hal Kanter, Director of the Elvis film “Loving You”

Featured Books

Two additional books about Elvis and Colonel Parker-and one book about the investigative reporter who exposed the infamous huckster many believed contributed to Elvis’ premature death.

Non-fiction | Memoir

At a time when print journalism is rapidly fading away as the primary defender of American democracy, there is a need for a book about the day-to-day life of a working journalist.

Non-fiction | Autobiography

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillip’s Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Sam asked guitarist Scotty and bass player Bill Black to work with Elvis—and the music they created as the Blue Moon Boys launched what became known as rock ‘n’ roll.

Non-fiction | Music Memoir

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips’s Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in.

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