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E-pi-taph: Suspicious Minds - The Tragedies Of The Presley Family
Hughes, Willow Haichi (2024)

Independently published
paperback , 317 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8-8617-8963-9

Category: Biographies
Language: English
Description: This book brings together all of the stories related to the life and death of the most well-known members of the Presley family and identifies the problems that led up to their destruction and tragic deaths. Written from the perspective of the author, who is a lifelong Elvis fan, and in 1978, one year after his passing, first traveled from Europe to Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives today after having visited the shrines remembering Elvis and his family hundreds of times. In 79, she met Bill E. Burk, a local writer with the "Memphis Press Scimitar" and, upon its folding, the Memphis Flyer and his own Elvis news publication. He introduced her to a lot of famous or renowned Memphians who knew the star personally, from the early days until the 1970s. They shared their stories with the author and this is her attempt to make a contribution to the legacy of Elvis seen from the standpoint of people who knew him and remember him. It is also a resource for fans as it connects them to the places they can still visit today, almost 50 years after his death and remember him. It gives insights into the sights of Memphis and Tupelo. Essentially, it tries to make sense of it all, although trying to analyze the life stories of the characters was a difficult challenge. It aims to help Elvis fans - old ones and new ones who were born well after the star had passed - understand the family dynamic, the involvement of Colonel Parker and what really happened to Elvis as well as his daughter, grandson, father and grandmother. While many of the "stories" may sound familiar, it uncovers countless facts that have never been looked into.
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