The Top 40 Elvis Books of All-Time

by Nigel Patterson, 7 July 2003


What are the best Elvis books ever released?

The bibliographic source 'Elvis In Print: The Definitive Reference and Price Guide' has announced twenty titles from its ranking of the 'Top 40 Elvis Books of All-Time'.

Titles in the Best Elvis Books of All-Time are a broad mix of academic releases, serious biographies, photo-journals and books devoted to specific parts of Elvis's life and career.

The titles announced are:

All Shook Up: Elvis Day By Day 1954-1977 (Lee Cotten) Elvis '69 The Return (Joseph A. Tunzi)
Early Elvis: The Humes Years (Bill Burk) Elvis The Concert Years 1969-1977 (Stein Erik Skar)
Elvis and Gladys Genesis of A King (Elaine Dundy) Elvis World (Jane & Michael Stern)
Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of A Legend (Gilbert B. Rodman) Fire In The Sun (Ger Rijff)
The Elvis Atlas (Robert Gray & Roger Osborne) Images of Elvis Presley In American Culture 1977-1997 (George Plasketes)
Elvis! Elvis! Elvis! (Japanese Photo Book) The Inner Elvis A Psychological Profile of Elvis Aaron Presley (Peter Whitmer Ph. D.)
Elvis In Texas (The Undiscovered King 1954-1958) (Lori Torrance & Stanley Oberst) Last Train To Memphis The Rise of Elvis Presley (Peter Guralnick)
Elvis On The Road To Stardom 1956 (Jim Black) The Life of Elvis Presley (Sean Shaver & Hal Noland)
Elvis Presley A Life In Music (Ernst Jorgensen) Understanding Elvis Southern Roots vs. Star Image (Susan Doll)
Elvis Presley In Hollywood: Celluloid Sell-Out (Gerry McLafferty) When Elvis Died (Janice & Neal Gregory)

Elvis In Print: The Definitive Reference and Price Guide' is the result of more than seven years extensive research and is due for publication in 2005. The book and electronic release will detail more than 3,000 Elvis books and other publications from around the world, provide synopses for more than 2,000 of the listings, a price guide for most listings and full publishing details. Cover pictures for more than 500 of the listings will also be included.

Only a handful of authors have multiple entries in the list. They include Bill Burk, Ernst Jogensen, Peter Guralnick and Ger Rijff.

Source: Elvis In Print

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