Cover Art Desert Storm Reprint

Here is the new cover of the reprint of the "Desert Storm" book by Darrin Lee. This edition is due for release on March 10th 2006. Here is the outline from the author's website: When Elvis Presley prowled the stage on 2nd September 1974, he could never have imagined this would become his most infamous performance since he'd last wooed audiences with his "pelvic gyrations" in the 1950's. He was now a living legend. He didn't have to prove himself to anyone. Or did he? Why did the King get angry that night? Darrin Lee has painstakingly disassembled every aspect of the concert that was to become known as Desert Storm. His detractors said that Elvis' words were nothing but the mad ramblings of a junkie. This book uncovers the real, vulnerable Elvis. Elvis wanted to be heard that night. Now, at last, he has been given a voice. This is truly the shattering of a myth. This gripping and extensively researched book has it all: The Drugs Dialogue. The paternity suit. Priscilla and Mike Stone. The media allegations. Sensei Ed Parker and The Karate Dialogue. The author, a lifelong Elvis fan, has uncovered the facts behind the fabrications and come up with some startling and surprising conclusions. This is a true story. This is the story of Desert Storm.
Source: The Elvis Express / Updated: Feb 18, 2006 
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Hans Otto (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2006report abuse
The main problem with Darrin Lee's two books ("The 1977 TV Special" and "Desert Storm"), both which main task is to argue that Elvis did not have a major drug addiction, actually boils down to one question:
When almost EVERY single person in Elvis' inner circle (his wife, family, long-time girlfriends, personal doctors, all of the Memphis Mafia guys etc. etc.) admit that Elvis increasingly during the 1960s, and especially after 1972 was totally dependent on (prescribed) drugs - then why should he suddenly NOT be under the influence during these concerts...?
Alternative 1: Darrin must either dismiss the drug related testimonies of almost every single person who was actually close to Elvis (which in that case will qualify Darrin as a classic nutball), or Alternative 2: He has to come up with some quite extraordinary explanation to why Elvis suddenly was drug-free as a girlscout during these shows. I have read both of Darrin's books, and I for one can't find alternative 2, so...
Slava (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2006report abuse
Deluded and sad - what a travesty if Elvis' fans can't face the truth - we love him despite his obvious decline - to deny such a decline is denial of the obvious, and painful, facts.
LMP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2006report abuse
I've read the Desert Storm an think it's one of the better books on Elvis an that particular time in his life. It's not written as of the author is wearing rose tinted spectacles there are interviews there from memebers of the band who disagree and advise that Elvis was not stoned at the time. There are also interviews with memebers of the audience who were at the same concert who also give eye witness testimony that Elvis was not stoned and why he was right to defend himself the way he did. I enjoyed the book immensley an would recommend it as a good read.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2006report abuse
where can I get it? im in Ireland.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2006report abuse
This is an excellent book.
dirklandwehr (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2006report abuse
I have bought Mr. Lee's book about Elvis In Concert and his second opus magnum seems to be another try to re-write history. Mr. Lee doesn't just wear rose coloured glasses, he is completely blind. And if not, his brain just can't bear the fact, that Elvis Presley was obviously stoned out of his scull that night and made a complete fool of himself. If you want to listen to a good Vegas show of his later years just buy FTDs "Big Boss Man". Nothing against Elvis fans (I maybe one myself), but Mr. Lee has quite some problems with something I call reality.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2006report abuse
The concert was great anyway. Elvis speaks out !!! I wish I was there....
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2006report abuse
Who is Darrin Lee?? Wasnt Sir Tim Rice at this concert??
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2006report abuse
This is a superb book.

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