Here is the cover for the new Colonel biography by Alanna Nash. The publication date is July 15th, 2003. Alanna Nash's "The Colonel - The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley" attempts to solve one of the biggest riddles in the history of the music industry who was Colonel Tom Parker?
Little is known about Elvis' mentor, manager and manipulator. Nash, an Elvis expert - she was the first journalist to see Elvis' body after his death - and a personal friend of Colonel Tom Parker, goes deeper into the secrets surrounding the Colonel than any journalist before her. With over 300 new interviews, Nash traveled to Holland-where Parker fled after allegedly bludgeoning a young woman to death-to interview Parker's family. Nash examines Parker's status as an illegal alien, his desertion from the US army, his psychosis for which he was hospitalized, his decision to put Elvis in a long string of terrible movies designed to protect his own secret past, and his lack of paper trail--he had no FBI, INS or CIA files and no marriage license.
Nash proves that the only figure in American popular culture as fascinating as Elvis is the man who made Elvis-Colonel Tom Parker.