I read a lot of Elvis books. These are mine: the binders on the bottom contain magazines.
There were two that really stood out, because they were not really about Elvis, but about how we were and are about Elvis.
The Personal Journey of a Young Man re-creating his family vacations as a college road trip, lead to his realization how how embedded Elvis Presley is in American culture, the from lowest tacky to the artistic perfection: and mostly: the media.
It is from this book that the “give us this day, our daily Elvis” mantra chant acknowledgement of encountering Elvis as one goes about one’s day:
Elvis Presley Boulevard(1st Edition)
From Sea to Shining Sea, Almost (Traveler)
by Mark Winegardner, Mark Winegarden, Elvis Presley Boulevard
Paperback, 240 Pages, Published 1994 by Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-87113-205-5, ISBN: 0-87113-205-2
“Good-natured, adventuresome and a natural tourist, Mark Winegardner is the ideal guide for the trip we’ve all wanted t
Now, the other books are a science fiction trilogy, that is really not so far fetched: in the future: Elvis Presley is a religion. The books even include intentional errors in the Elvis details to further demonstrate cultural shifts over time. the man, the legend, the myth.
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