Guralnick's Elvis Biographies Released as Enhanced E-Books

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Guralnick's Elvis Biographies Released as Enhanced E-Books

Little, Brown and Company has released enhanced e-book reissues of Peter Guralnick's two-part Elvis biography, "Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley" and "Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley."

The e-books, released in time for Elvis' 80th birthday on January 8,  include a wealth of supplemental content, from rarely-heard interviews with Sam Phillips to newly-shot video segments. 

Originally released in 1994, "Last Train to Memphis" tracks the first 23 years of Elvis' life, from his childhood in Tupelo through his first Sun Records recordings, to his mother's death in 1958 not long after he was drafted into the U.S. Army. The book was a national bestseller, hailed as a "triumph of biographical art" by The New York Times. New content for the e-book includes original interviews with key figures such as Sam Phillips, producer Buddy Killen, girlfriend June Juanico and newly-filmed video segments of Guralnick discussing how he came to write the book and bring Elvis' early years to life.

"Careless Love" was originally published in 1999 and chronicles the last two decades of his life. The book was also a national bestseller, cementing Guralnick's place as one of the greatest biographers of our time. The e-book also features audio from original interviews with sound engineer Bill Porter, '68 Special musical director Billy Goldenberg, bassist Jerry Scheff, as well as new video segments with fascinating anecdotes from Guralnick's research.

A Grammy-winning author, critic and expert on social history, Guralnick has written numerous books on American roots music, soul and R&B. A member of the Blues Hall of Fame, he has also written scripts for documentaries like Martin Scorsese's "The Blues" and the Grammy-winning "Sam Cooke/Legend" and wrote and co-produced "Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll." Guralnick will be a special guest at Conversations on Elvis on January 8 for Graceland's Elvis Birthday Celebration.

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