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Fortunate Son: The Life of Elvis Presley
Ponce de Leon, Charles (2006)

Hill and Wang , New York (NY)
ISBN 0-8090-3042-X , 242 pages
hardcover , 23.3 x 16.0 x 2.0 cm , 0.512 kg

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Here is a short review by Publisher's Weekly about this new book which is for release in the US on 25 July: Elvis was "influenced by the products of a national mass culture" until he became one of that culture's greatest icons while creating a sound that wove together various strains of music from Southern whites and blacks. …the personal details are packed tightly into a psychological reading that sees Presley's downward spiral as an attempt to escape the pressures of fame in "an alternate universe governed by his own whims and predilections." Ponce de Leon's portrait is sympathetic, confidently defending Elvis from those who would brand him a racist, but this is all just reinforcement, not reappraisal.”

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05 November 2006

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