By Elaine Dundy
Who on the earth does not comprehend that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled hundreds of thousands? Who does not understand that he was once the King of Rock 'n' Roll? yet who is familiar with that the King himself lived within the thrall of 1 dominant person?
This was once Gladys Smith Presley, his protecting, indulgent, loved mother.
Elvis and Gladys, the best researched and so much acclaimed books on Elvis's formative years, reconstructs the intense function Gladys performed in her son's early life.
Uncovering proof no longer visible by way of different biographers, Elvis and Gladys reconstructs for the 1st time the historical past of the mummy and son's dedicated courting and divulges new information regarding Elvis--his Cherokee ancestry, his boyhood obsession with comedian books, and his early compulsion to rescue his kin from poverty.
Coming to lifestyles within the compelling narrative is the poignant tale of a different boy and the maternal tie that certain him. it truly is instantaneously an intimate mental portrait of a sad courting and a spell binding story of the early years of a world idol.
"For as soon as, a legend is gifted to us through the brain and middle of a literate, cautious biographer who cares," wrote Liz Smith within the New York day-by-day News whilst Elvis and Gladys used to be initially released in 1985. this can be the ebook, Smith says, "for any Elvis lover who desires to recognize extra approximately what made Presley the guy he was once and the mama's boy he became."
The Boston Globe known as this considerate, informative biography of 1 of renowned music's such a lot enduring stars "nothing lower than the easiest Elvis ebook yet."
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