Elvis - Albert GoldmanAllen Lane, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, with typex marks to the foot of the lower panel. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Pages lightly age-tanned. Text tight.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “After three years of research and over six hundred interviews, the appalling culture truth about the pop phenomenon of the century is told here for the first time. We follow the extraordinary life of a star and a symbol, an American dream and an adolescent illusion, the story of an era of energy and excess. Combining astonishing disclosures with incisive cultural commentary, Goldman portrays Elvis as the archetypal superstar, a catalyst of worldwide popular culture — glorified, condemned and universally mythicized during his reign as King. We are given a relentless exposé of the near-legendary Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’s manager, now facing a rising tide of criticism for his handing of Elvis’s wealth and talent.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 598 pages.