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The Secret Life of Colonel Tom Parker

James Dickerson

The Secret Life of Colonel Tom Parker

by James Dickerson

  • 82 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Music Sales Corp .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9936376M
    ISBN 100028648714
    ISBN 109780028648712

    Colonel Tom Parker died at his Las Vegas home on Janu , at the age of In her book, Alanna Nash offered this brief assessment of a complicated man: “In short, the Colonel was all the things that he appeared to be, both good and bad, and if Parker was the very definition of shrewd, the morality of his decisions was not always. Tourmanager Charles Stone who worked with Elvis & Colonel Parker in the 's has written a book which is called "My Years with Elvis & The Colonel" published by Praytome Publishing. This is the.

    As Nash shows, therefore, the often baffling trajectory of Elvis Presley's career makes perfect sense once the secret imperatives of the Colonel's life are known. Parker never booked Presley for a tour of Europe because of the dark secret that ensured he himself could never return there/5(). The Colonel, with his personal demons and his professional genius, comes to life in the pages of this hard-to-put-down book. This is indeeed the definitive book about "Colonel Tom Parker 5/5(5).

    Loanne Miller Parker, Colonel Tom Parker's wife (Mrs. Thomas A. Parker) By Loanne M Parker PARKER, who gave up smoking his trademark big Cuban cigars in , had a meteoric rise from being a hobo in the late s to a top show business manager. Tom Parker was born on J in Breda, The Netherlands to Adam and Maria VanKuijk who named their fifth child Andreas Cornelius . The Secret Life of Colonel Tom Parker, Billboard Books (Broadway, NY), , republished as Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager, Cooper Square Press (Broadway, NY), Last Suppers: If the World Ended Tomorrow, What Would Be Your Last Meal?, Lebhar-Friedman (New York, NY),


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The Secret Life of Colonel Tom Parker by James Dickerson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis result is a book that reads like the most riveting of real-life detective stories -- one that will completely change your view of Presley's life, success, and death/5().

Colonel Tom Parker managed Elvis Presley’s career from tooverseeing almost every aspect of the star’s life. A “colonel” in honorary terms only, he was a shrewd, showman-like Born: A meticulously researched biography, this story profiles "The Colonel" Tom Parker, the man behind Elvis Presley, in a compelling new light.

Filled with startling material found in never-before-seen documents, including Parker's army records, psychiatric evaluations, and police reports, this investigation challenges even the most familiar aspects of the Presley saga/5(80).

A thoroughly researched and well- written account of Colonel Tom Parker, his life, and his (mid)handling of Elvis Presley's career. I believe the story of Elvis is truly one of the most tragic in entertainment history/5. Packed with personal interviews, Dickerson's book is hugely entertaining and informative, a lasting tribute to a unique and enigmatic hustler.

— Peter Grendysa. Discoveries. Colonel Tom Parker is intriguing—a fascinating look at a secretive power behind the Brand: Sartoris Literary The Secret Life of Colonel Tom Parker book.

Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography. Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding volume recounts the seco/5.

Thomas Andrew "Colonel Tom" Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk; J – Janu ) was the Dutch-born manager of Elvis partnership was uniquely successful, Elvis being an entirely new force in popular music, and Parker an entrepreneur able to market : Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk, J. Almost the only indisputable fact about Colonel Tom Parker is that he was the manager of the greatest performer in popular music: Elvis Presley.

His real name wasn't Tom Parker - indeed, he wasn't an American at all, but a Dutch immigrant called Andreas van Kujik. And he certainly wasn't a proper military colonel: he purchased his title from a man Price Range: $4 - $ In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis result is a book that reads like the most riveting of real-life detective stories -- one that will completely change your view of Presley's life, success, and ed on: J The Colonel | Almost the only indisputable fact about Colonel Tom Parker is that he was the manager of the greatest performer in popular music: Elvis Presley.

His real name wasn't Tom Parker †" indeed, he wasn't an American at all, but a Dutch immigrant called Andreas van Kujik. The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley by Alanna Nash Aurum £, pp Part biography, part murder mystery and perhaps the most thoroughly researched.

" Alanna Nash knew Colonel Tom Parker towards the end of his life, and her book apparently reveals the improbable, shocking, and never less than compelling, true-story of how this larger-than-life.

The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley Multi Emmy award winning producer/director Steve Binder, who produced and directed the seminal Elvis Presley NBC '68 Comeback Special and Spencer, have acquired the exclusive rights to produce media based upon the best selling book by Alanna Nash on the dean of music.

Many people have looked forward to what seemed to be the final book on Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk a.k.a. Thomas A. Parker a.k.a. The Colonel. The book is written by Alanna Nash who has previously written ”Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations of the Memphis Mafia” and “Elvis: From Memphis to Hollywood'” (with Alan Fortas).

It was Jthe day after O. Simpson's infamous Bronco run, and Colonel Tom Parker, with his attentive wife, Loanne, at his. Read "The Colonel The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley" by Alanna Nash available from Rakuten Kobo.

Almost the only indisputable fact about Colonel Tom Parker is that he was the manager of the greatest performer in popul 4/5. This book, a down-and-dirty, entertaining pages, performs just that examination. Vellenga is the Dutch journalist who first broke the story of Parker’s secret past.

As Nash reveals, the immature year-old who put his life into Parker's pudgy hands was no match for his manager's guile and manipulation; though she is also a sufficiently fair-minded biographer.

As Nash shows, therefore, the often baffling trajectory of Elvis Presley's career makes perfect sense once the secret imperatives of the Colonel's life are known. Parker never booked Presley for a tour of Europe because of the dark secret that ensured he himself could never return there/5(85).

Colonel Tom Moore will release his memoirs in a book deal reportedly worth £million in the coming months. The fundraiser who has raised £million for NHS Charities Together is.

Buy Elvis and the Colonel First american Edition by Vellenga, Dirk, Farren, Mick (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1.And he certainly wasn't a proper military colonel: he purchased his title from a man in Louisiana.

But while the Colonel has long been acknowledged as something of a charlatan, this book is the first to reveal the extraordinary extent of the secrets he concealed, and the consequences for the career, and ultimately the life, of the star he managed.In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in-depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis Presley.

The result is a book that reads like the most riveting of real-life detective stories&#;one that will completely change your view of Presley's life, success, and death.

Author: Alanna Nash.