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Elvis As We Knew Him: Our Shared Life in a Small Town in South Memphis
 
 

Elvis As We Knew Him: Our Shared Life in a Small Town in South Memphis [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Harrison

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"You are invited to take a journey, along with the author, to her hometown in the American South, a unique culture of relative safety within a sheltered small town in the mid-twentieth century. You will discover a time when sorority girls were virgins, baton twirlers mattered, and Elvis Presley's hips were the wildest thing on the block.

Against the backdrop of groundbreaking musical environments from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, you will share stories that follow Elvis and his rise to fame through the eyes of his Graceland neighbors in the small suburb of Whitehaven. The author's mother, a young girl who was as much a celebrity in this small town as Elvis, reveals never-before-shared photographs and stories that chronicle a town, an extraordinary man, and a time forever lost to history, each on the brink of explosion and change."

About the Author

This is Jennifer Harrison?s first full-length nonfiction book after years of extensive legal writing, nonprofit grantwriting, copyediting, and talent management. Ms. Harrison, a fourth generation Memphian currently living abroad, is presently researching her second book contrasting nationalistic versions of history taught in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4288 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: iUniverse (3 Dec 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F4W3YA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #657,511 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyable read! 24 Sep 2004
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I very much like this book about Elvis, as told from the perspective of one neighboring family whom Elvis looked up to from the minute he started to become successful. Anyone who wants to know about Elvis' early days and his desire to be accepted into the old money society set in Memphis should definitely read this book. Excellent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 17 Jan 2004
By Susie Goodall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Getting inside the early world of Elvis was fascinating. Sometimes sad, sometimes surprising, sometimes funny, but definitely more revealing and intimate than a lot of other books. I'm so glad I found this!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 1 Dec 2004
By David S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I found this book at my place of work, just lying around. It is awesome! Very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Even the children betray Elvis Presley 11 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Even the children betray Elvis Presley for only damned money.
Elvis always respected children and these little people sell him wholesale.
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