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By James L. Dickerson


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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.


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

Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter of Basic Instinct


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

Non-Fiction | Memoir

Some big-city police departments today face calls for change, and some no doubt could stand revision and improvement. This book tells about a crusading police director in Memphis who accomplished major reforms at one of the nation’s largest police departments.

Non-fiction | Biography

Patsy Cline was one of the first women in country music to have a crossover hit. She was among the first to sing in Carnegie Hall. And she was the very first to headline her own show in Las Vegas. Musically, she was a female version of Elvis, even to the point of using his background singers, the Jordanaires, on her recordings.

Non-fiction | Biography

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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Self-Portrait by Mark Landis with Christen Shepherd

Did you know the best art forger in America lives in small-town Mississippi? About 10 years ago, a documentary about Landis was nominated for an Academy Award. It didn’t win, but it certainly raised awareness of the man who for 30 years was able to convince more than...

Sons Without Fathers

By Mardi Allen, Ph.D. and James L. Dickerson SONS WITHOUT FATHERS What Every Parent Needs to KnowIf you are a mother raising a son without a father, or a father who is no longer in the home with his son, this parenting book was written for you. Did you know there are...

Memphis Going Down

100 Year History of Memphis Music Originally published as “Goin’ Back to Memphis,” this book was a finalist for the prestigious Gleason Award, previously given out annually by Rolling Stone magazine, BMI, and New York University. The stories in Memphis Going Down are...

Mojo Rising

Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art and Mojo Rising: Contemporary Writers, a two-volume set of short stories written by the South’s greatest writers, were launched at William Faulkner’s home of Rowan Oak in Oxford Mississippi. Standing on the front steps of Faulkner’s...

Petula Clark

Petula Clark recorded two albums with record producer Chips Moman, one in Memphis, the other in Nashville. In an interview with author James L. Dickerson, she commented, “I really would have loved to have worked with Chips again.” When the book was published, the...

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks had to change his appearance somewhat to play the role of Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited movie about Elvis, starring Austin Butler as the King. The movie was filmed in Australia and was forced to take a break for several months because of...