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Peter Guralnick, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (1995)

This first volume explores Elvis's youth, up until age 24, when he was inducted into the army. Guralnick is a respected cultural historian, and this two-volume work is the definitive Elvis biography.

Peter Guralnick, Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (2000)

This second volume picks up where Last Train to Memphis leaves off and follows Presley through his death in 1977. Again, this two-volume work is the definitive biography.

Priscilla Presley, Elvis and Me (1986)

If you are interested more in the "inside" story from a person with a unique attachment to Presley, you might like this older book from his young bride.

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