Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Elvis books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- 1. Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll (1986)
- 2. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (1995)
- 3. Being Elvis: A Lonely Life (2018)
- 4. Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (2000)
- 5. Elvis-Straight Up, Volume 1, By Joe Esposito and Joe Russo (2007)
- 6. Elvis and the Underdogs (2014)
- 7. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith (2012)
- 8. Elvis and the Memphis Mafia (2005)
- 9. No Filter (2019)
- 10. Elvis! – Greatest Hits for Easy Piano (1994)
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1. Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll (1986)
Decades after his death, millions of fans continue to worship Elvis the legend. But very few knew him as Elvis the man. Here in her own words, Priscilla Presley tells the story of their love, revealing the details of their first meeting, their marriage, their affairs, their divorce, and the unbreakable bond that has remained long after his tragic death.A tribute to both the man and the legend, Elvis and Me gives Elvis fans the world over an unprecedented look at the true life of the King of Rock N’ Roll and the woman who loved him….
From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world.This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis’ life, covering his…
3. Being Elvis: A Lonely Life (2018)
A “sympathetic and exceptionally well-written account” (USA Today), Ray Connolly’s biography of the King soars with “spontaneity and electricity” (Preston Lauterbach).Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality,…
Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley’s last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick’s masterful two-part biography.Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick’s two-volume life of Elvis Presley, was acclaimed by the New York Times as “a triumph of biographical art.” This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis’ life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick’s status as one of the great biographers of our time.Beginning with Presley’s army service…
Destined to become the most examined and talked about book since Elvis, What Happened?. NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE EVER READ BEFORE…ELVIS-STRAIGHT UP! WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT ELVIS PRESLEY. What was the “real” Elvis like? The search for the truth is over! Elvis always lovingly and with true admiration refered to Joe Esposito as “Gentleman Joe”. In the 35 years that I have known him, Joe has continued to conduct himself in that fashion. You only need to read his latest book to get a true understanding of who Joe is, and a clearer picture of who Elvis and his friends and lovers were, and what life with the King involved. I love you,…
6. Elvis and the Underdogs (2014)
From Jenny Lee, writer on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country, this feel-good middle-grade novel is about a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog . . . who can talk!Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident-prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. So when Benji wakes up one day from a particularly bad spell, his doctors take the radical step of suggesting he get a…
Velvet Elvis is the first book from Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins. Selected as one of 2011’s most influential people by Time Magazine, pastor Bell offers original and refreshingly personal perspectives on what Christianity is truly all about in Velvet Elvis. A vibrant voice for a new generation of Christians—the most recognizable Christian leader among young adults—Rob Bell inspires readers to take a fresh look at traditional questions of faith….
8. Elvis and the Memphis Mafia (2005)
A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the first book to capture the King – the man and the phenomenon – in his full complexity. Through revealing interviews with three of Elvis’s closest friends, who were also his protectors and rescuers, Nash achieves the first true mapping of Elvis’s psyche. Billy Smith – Elvis’s first cousin and the person he reputedly loved most after his own mother – Marty Lacker – best man at his wedding and foreman…
9. No Filter (2019)
During a ten month marital hiatus, solace is sought in an unlikely setting, where topics, usually taboo, find open and willing discussion……
10. Elvis! – Greatest Hits for Easy Piano (1994)
(Easy Piano Personality). Over 25 Presley classics, including: All Shook Up * Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Blue Suede Shoes * Don’t Be Cruel * Heartbreak Hotel * Hound Dog * In the Ghetto * Return to Sender * Suspicious Minds * and more….
Best Elvis Books You Should Read
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LIFE Elvis - Remembering Elvis Presley
Author(s): The Editors of LIFE
ID: 2559834, Publisher: LIFE, Year: 2020, Size: 161 Mb, Format: pdf
The Kitchen: A journey through time-and the homes of Julia Child, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elvis Presley and many others-in search of the perfect design
Author(s): John Ota
ID: 2565229, Publisher: Appetite by Random House, Year: 2020, Size: 21 Mb, Format: epub
Probabilistic Deep Learning with Python
Author(s): Oliver Duerr, Beate Sick, Elvis Murina
ID: 2789076, Publisher: Manning Publications, Year: 2020, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.