'Packed with newspaper reports, interviews and historical references, Hopkins provides a sturdy, thoroughly researched context for the rock'n'roll superstar phenomenon.'
-- London Metro
'The Elvis bookshelf is crowded now, but don't let that put you off. This thoroughly revised and updated version of Hopkins' two classic books deserves a shelf of its own.' -- Jann Wenner, founder and editor of Rolling Stone
'The book that Jim Morrison wanted to read. Jerry Hopkins retells the Elvis tale with both authority and compassion.' -- Mojo
'The early chapters, recounting Presley's transformation from bashful youth to supreme performer are almost as exciting as listening to the music.'
-- Evening Standard
'With a rare combination of seat-of-the-pants reporting and thoughtful portraiture, Hopkins creates a richly nuanced picture of a world in flux.' -- Peter Guralnick, author of Last Train to Memphis