Elvis Encyclopedia

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9780715638163: Elvis Encyclopedia

With this definitive one-stop resource, six years in the making, fans and scholars finally have easy access to all of the information about Elvis Presley's life and times. His life is represented in full, from a childhood mired in poverty to his unstoppable rise to the top. The Elvis Encyclopedia surpasses every reference work on Elvis Presley that has come before it and will be an essential book for any Elvis fan or collector. It is a true testament to the legend that is Elvis Presely.

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Adam Victor is a writer and translator and the author of The Marilyn Encyclopedia. This distillation of more than six years of research in libraries, film and audio archives, and private collections, The Elvis Encyclopedia is his biggest project to date.

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aThe book is lavishly and lovingly illustrated with candid photos, movie stills, posters, and assorted oddities . . . and in a nice touch the book throws in relevant quotations after many entries, by Elvis or about him.a a"New York Times Book Review" a"The Elvis Encyclopedia" explores all things Elvis Presley-related a entries on every song, album and movie ever released by the King."a"Wall Street Journal" aWhat every Presley fan has been waiting for: Elvis from A (as in Agnew, with an entry of Elvis meeting with the vice president in Palm Springs, Calif., in late 1970) to Z (as in David Zenoff, with a mention of the Nevada Supreme Court judge who married Elvis and Priscilla in Las Vegas in May 1968)a]Victor deftly embeds each compact entry in this 598-page tome with the most essential, often myth-busting nuggets. The more than 500 knockout photos are worth the crazy price alone.a a "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" aEverything Elvis! From facts on Jean and Julian Aberbach, the Austrian-born brothers whose music publishing company represented Elvis Presley for 22 years, to David Zenoff, the Nevada Supreme Court judge who presided over his marriage to Priscilla in Las Vegas, "The Elvis Encyclopedia" covers the King from A-Z. Author Adam Victor spent six years sifting through nearly everything ever written or filmed about Elvis to compile the coffee-table book. In addition to 500 color and black-and-white photographs, it also includes several never-before-seen images of the Memphis man who became an American music icon.a a "Southern Living" aNo fan of the King would aReturn to Sendera this 598-page volume.a a "New York Post" aWith its abundant photos and memorabilia, onecould pore over its pages for days on end.a a"San Francisco Chronicle" aThree decades after his death, the public continues to be fascinated by the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and Mr. Victor honors that obsession with this almost crazily detailed encyclopedia. "The Elvis Encyclopedia" is as knowingly written as it is complete."a" Dallas Morning News" aThe King lives on (and on) in "The Elvis Encyclopedia" by Adam Victor, perhaps the most comprehensive Elvis tome ever. With lavish color photos and information organized into a reader friendly format, this book covers the hip-shakina rocker from A to Z.a a" Los Angeles Confidential" aWith more than 500 photos and an A-to-Z format, "The Elvis Encyclopedia" not only makes a mesmerizing coffee table book, it's also a great gift for your hunka hunka burnin' love {and others) this holiday season.a a "Vegas Magazine"aFor fans who obsess over the King, it's a certainty: can't help falling in love with "The Elvis Encyclopedia,"a a"Chicago Sun-Times""Improbably rich, admirably thorough, Victor's compendium lends weight to the thought that the Elvis phenomenon reached nearly every corner of the world." a "Kirkus Reviews" aThis book may well swell the number of well-informed fans. With 598 pages resulting from six years of research in libraries, film and audio archives and private collections, there's a good chance.a-" Newsday" aA valuable one-stop source of all things informational about The King...Victor has certainly cast his net widely in search of rarely seen pictures, and on that nostalgic note alone his is a regal bookafit for a king.a a" BookPage" aThere's something for everyone here a for musicologists, fans, historians, idolaters, skeptics, and newcomers and, most of all, for a posterity that, clearly, will never diminish in its fascination with the man who derived from humble origins in Tupelo, Mississippia]Adam Victor, the editor/author of this volume..[has] outdone himself a and most competitors, past, present, or potential a with "The Elvis Encyclopedia,""a "Memphis Flyer" aTopping out at 600 dense pages, this lavishly illustrated celebration of Elvis is both comprehensive and fascinating to read. Highly recommended for its unrivaled breadth and illustration. The volume is sure to circulate heavily among fans and the merely curious.a a "Library Journal"

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