Another Presidential Book

After the release of several books about Elvis and Nixon, the honour is now Bill Clinton's. Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives is written by Greil Marcus. Before Marcus wrote Mystery Train and Dead Elvis among several other music related standards. In Double Trouble, drawing on pieces he published from 1992 to 2000, Marcus explores the remarkable and illuminating kinship between Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley. In a cultural landscape where ideals and choices are increasingly compromised and commodified, the constantly mutating representations of Clinton and Elvis embody the American struggle over purity and corruption, fear and desire. Focusing as well on Hillary Clinton, Nirvana, Sinead O'Connor, Andy Warhol, Roger Clinton, and especially Bob Dylan, Marcus pursues the question of how culture is made and how, through culture, people remake themselves. The result is a unique and essential book about the final decade of the twentieth century.
Source: Amazon.com / Updated: Sep 5, 2000 

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