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Elvis And The Memphis Mafia : Elvis Presley Book by Alanna Nash

Elvis And The Memphis Mafia : Elvis Presley Book by Alanna Nash



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Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the long awaited re-issue of the author's critically acclaimed Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations of the Memphis Mafia. With a snappier new title, a new generation of fans and many older fans who have forgotten just how enthralling this book is, will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Elvis many times over. Elvis and the Memphis Mafia was written after numerous individual and group interviews between Alanna Nash and Memphis Mafia stalwarts, Billy Smith, Marty Lacker and Lamar Fike. (We can only hope the publisher may one day see fit to release a second volume!)

'Alanna Nash has succeeded in creating a portrait of Elvis that gives new revelations into the heart and soul of the man and his music... [The book contains] broad, rich strokes of color that could only come from interviewing those who knew him best... If you're a fan of Elvis Presley's -- as I am -- this is a book you won't want to put down'. -- 'Intimate gossip, close-up gems, and stunning allegations...an essential addition to the Presley library'.

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I haven't quite finished this but I am enjoying it, savouring every page. It is SOOOO interesting. I first read The Colonel by Alanna Nash this past summer (2003) and thought that was really well-researched. Someone mentioned this book as being quite an important one if one wanted to know the facts. This book takes you behind the scenes in a way one might not want to go but it is fascinating to learn about Elvis' daily life from the perspective of 3 different friend/protectors of his. They remember things a bit differently so one gets a rounded-out view of Elvis and his life. You feel as though you are getting the closest one can get to the truth. My next book will be the one by Priscilla.In this book, they don't look too kindly upon her.... Carolyn F. White

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This book is absolutely unputdownable. Although there is an excess of Elvis books out there, there are really just a handful that combine a superb read with the reality. This one hits the nail on the head. It will have you laughing and crying at the same time - it is loaded with both hilarity and tragedy from these three first hand up-close experiences of this complex and fabulous life. I am reaching the end and don't want it to stop. The honesty and affection that comes through these voices is incredible. I urge you to buy it - Elvis fan or not! Excellent. Caroline Cook

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This book is a masterpiece and a must for everyone even non Elvis fans.It gives an in depth into the man good and bad. The most fantastic Elvis book I have ever read. I have read most of them,but I keep reading this one over and over again.Some Elvis fans may not beleive what they read because he is not portrayed as an idol, being put on a pedestal, but a ordinary genuine human being with faults like all of us. This book shows the unhappiness that he endured and the true insite into his life through the life of his truest,closest friends. Mrs Pauline Hughes

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This book is 792 pages long so it takes awhile to read but it is well worth the long read! any Elvis fan will find this book very interesting. the guys tells us all about Elvis from the day he was born to the very end. the guys tell us how Elvis really felt about the people in his life such as Priscilla'Ginger and most of the other women as well. we also learn many things about the Presley family and how Elvis felt about them. you will read all about the drugs and how out of it he was the last few years. you will read about how Elvis never took a bath the last years of his life but would wash his hair and brush his teeth only. this was all due to the drug use and you will learn just how bad it got before the end. this book is filled with story after story about About Elvis and all the people that were a part of his life for so long. it is a great read for all fans. Danny Matthews

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It's no wonder Elvis called what the Memphis Mafia did 'the worst betrayal.' Men who supposedly cared for him turned against him and the contents of this book are unbelievable or perhaps in-credible. A reader learns so much about Elvis that he/she is left in a state of shock. and not only that, but the reader is left confused.

Here is the private Elvis none of us knew. Lisa Marie even credits the Memphis Mafia for raking her father's reputation over the coals for the past thirty years and it's true. This book is a compilation of years of interviews by men who were with Elvis at every given hour of the day. The book shows a side of Elvis who tried to be in control but couldn't be his own person, was volatile, expressed his anger, fears, and tears. It showed his likes, dislikes, deepest desires, hopes, dreams, emotions, and even his weaknesses. In other words, we see Elvis as a human. It's obvious in this book as well as others I have read, that Elvis' life was never HIS. Still, though he surrounded himself with these men who were to protect him, he kept a private part of himself from even his closest friends, and his mafia.
Billy Smith, Elvis' first cousin, was far more sympathetic in his revelations than Lamar Fike and Marty Lacker, and it was good that where Fike and Lacker's details were either sketchy or in half truth and sometimes untrue, Billy elaborated on the truth about the real Elvis we all know and love.

To think that Colonel Parker who took 50% of his earnings at one point! To Elvis, I say, Mister Presley, I would have been mad too.' If you are an enemy of Elvis, you will enjoy this book, but if you are a die-hard Elvis fan like myself, you will be offended. The book is in many ways is heartbreaking. Elvis led a sad life and, it left me wondering: Yes, these men perhaps loved Elvis, but sometimes isn't it better to leave the past in the past and let Elvis' life remain the icon that he is (with a bit of mystery that adds to his mystique. Why not let him have his dignity, and let him Rest In Peace? Charlotte Drobnicki

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- Interview with Alanna Nash
- Interview with Marty Lacker and Lamar Fike

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