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Elvis Presley

Bobbie Ann Mason

PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Bobbie Ann Mason turns her acumen on one of twentieth-century America's most mysterious icons, The King himself. This new biography eschews sensational speculation to paint a thoughtfully researched but wholly felt portrait of the man-child who metamorphosed into a hero, one of the most popular and least supported characters in American history. In 1955, at age 20, Elvis provoked his first near-riot when he sang at a baseball park in Jacksonville. Inspired by black gospel quartets and mentored by producer Sam Phillips, Elvis blended hillbilly music with rhythm and blues in a synthesis that defined a new direction for popular music. Mason's book gets at the consciousness of the icon and of the cultural climate that made him one.

PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Bobbie Ann Mason turns her acumen on one of twentieth-century America's most mysterious icons, The King himself. This new biography eschews sensational speculation to paint a thoughtfully researched but wholly felt portrait of the man-child who metamorphosed into a hero, one of the most popular and least supported characters in American history. In 1955, at age 20, Elvis provoked his first near-riot when he sang at a baseball park in Jacksonville. Inspired by black gospel quartets and mentored by producer Sam Phillips, Elvis blended hillbilly music with rhythm and blues in a synthesis that defined a new direction for popular music. Mason's book gets at the consciousness of the icon and of the cultural climate that made him one.
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PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Bobbie Ann Mason turns her acumen on one of twentieth-century America's most mysterious icons, The King himself. This new biography eschews sensational speculation to paint a thoughtfully researched but wholly felt portrait of the man-child who metamorphosed into a hero, one of the most popular and least supported characters in American history. In 1955, at age 20, Elvis provoked his first near-riot when he sang at a baseball park in Jacksonville. Inspired by black gospel quartets and mentored by producer Sam Phillips, Elvis blended hillbilly music with rhythm and blues in a synthesis that defined a new direction for popular music. Mason's book gets at the consciousness of the icon and of the cultural climate that made him one.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

5h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:39


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:26


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:29


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:37