210 full-color photographs
210 black & white photographs
More than thirty years after his death, Elvis Presley remains indelibly
etched into the American psyche. As the Elvis of myth -- an embodiment of
the American Dream in the flesh -- has become synonymous with Elvis the
man, the subject of countless books, articles and songs, it has become
increasingly hard to discern who Elvis really was. By combining
obsessive research with absorbing writing, Adam Victor, author of the
bestselling The Marilyn Encyclopedia,
sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Elvis's life
and traces a young man's path to immortality. The Elvis Encyclopedia, the product
of over six years of research, was created to help bring order to the
massive amount of material written about Elvis Presley. In doing so, it
stands as the most comprehensive book about his extraordinary life and
legacy ever published.
The Elvis Encyclopedia is also a visual compendium of Elvis's life,
offering hundreds of photographs, ranging from never-before seen
unposed moments to the extraordinary iconic images the world has come
With this definitive one-stop resource, fans and scholars finally have
easy access to all of the information on Elvis's life and times,
testing what is real against legend. The facts are represented in
full -- a childhood mired in poverty; his unstoppable rise to the top with
over 150 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum albums; 31 feature films,
and 14 Grammy awards; his marriage to Priscilla; his early death.
Entries cover every significant aspect of Elvis and his world from
family members, lovers, benefactors, mentors, agents, directors,
co-stars, and coaches.
The Elvis Encyclopedia surpasses everything that has come before
it. It is a true testament to the legend that is Elvis Presley.
pub date: 2008-10-02 | hardcover | 9781585675982