Elvis and Nixon

Elvis and Nixon

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
In December 1970, a drug-addled Elvis Presley escapes from his entourage and embarks on a cross-country odyssey that leads him to a meeting with Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, in a surreal portrait of America during the Vietnam era.

Blackwell North Amer
The weekend before Christmas 1970, Elvis Presley stormed out of Graceland in a drug-addled rage, escaping his handlers for two days and flying back and forth across the country. He finally landed in Washington, D.C., where he begged for, and received, an audience with President Nixon. In the Oval Office, with flashbulbs popping, he was awarded - of all things - an FBI Special Narcotics Agent badge. It was a surreal moment. But the story doesn't end - or begin - there. Against the backdrop of that historical meeting, Jonathan Lowy weaves a vivid web of stories about the eccentric cast of characters whose lives were touched by the encounter. Some of the stories are real, some are fiction, all are unforgettable.

Baker
& Taylor

In December 1970, a drug-addled Elvis Presley escapes from his entourage and embarks on a cross-country odyssey that leads him to Washington, D.C., where he meets with Richard Nixon in the Oval Office and is presented with an FBI special narcotics agent's badge, in a vivid, surreal portrait of America during the Vietnam era. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609608180
0609608185
Branch Call Number: F LOW
Characteristics: xix, 335 p. ; 24 cm

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