Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Get this book fast, expedited shipping available. We guarantee the following - No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Very little wear and tear.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Elvis: The Biography Paperback – 10 Sep 2007

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
£43.85 £0.99

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student

Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (10 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0859653919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0859653916
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16.3 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 799,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


'Packed with newspaper reports, interviews and historical references, Hopkins provides a sturdy, thoroughly researched context for the rock'n'roll superstar phenomenon.'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

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ron Dundee on 1 Nov. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was given the original publication of this book in 1972. It writes about Elvis Presley as the world new him then. There is none of the critical revelations that abounded after his death. It was first and probably the best biography book I've read about Elvis.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 6 reviews
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Even handed look at the King 25 Oct. 2007
By ElvisFan - Published on
Format: Paperback
Jerry Hopkins has updated his classic biographies of Elvis and put them together in one outstanding book. It is terrific in that it shows the King in all of his glory, as well as showing some of his faults (Don't we all have 'em). Hopkins shares entertaining stories, and also concentrates on Elvis' music. Music that was so important it changed the world. So if you are looking just for lurid stories, most of which have been proven to be false, this probably isn't the book for you. If you are looking for an even-handed book that shows Elvis as the greatest entertainer ever, but still as human as the rest of us, I highly recommend this one. The price is also a plus!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Didn't like. Expected more on Elvis and less on his ... 6 Jun. 2015
By marie adams - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Didn't like. Expected more on Elvis and less on his friends. Was not a bio. I am an Elvis fan. But, this book could hardly keep my attention. Had to force myself to finish it.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Save Your Money 19 Feb. 2013
By Peggy Thompson - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are much better biographies out there on Elvis. This was a real disappointment to me. I had the pleasure of reading some other biographies on him, and this really can't compare.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is suppose to be an author with an advanced education. 1 Sept. 2014
By Joyce Vaughn - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Jerry Hopkins gave credit to the town gossip and quoted a serial rapist's opinion of Elvis. Every sensationalized lie about Elvis is found in this book. Unfortunately, other authors just copied this mess.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Even though I'm young I know a good book when I see one!!! 22 Oct. 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
I am a huge Elvis Presley fan and I have read alot of Biographies on him. My favorite is The book- Elvis by the Presley's, and the book- me and a guy named Elvis by Jerry Schilling. Those 2 are my favorites that I have read so far but this one I just added to my fav list. This book tells you so much about his life and you get to know Elvis just by reading this book.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know