“The Death of Elvis,” James P. Cole, Charles Thompson
Elvis Presley died as he lived — mired in controversy. And the unfortunate circumstances of his demise have been fodder for tabloids since before his burial. Cole and Thompson, newsmen both, prove that Presley died from drug abuse and not heart failure through a long and sadly detailed look at the last decade of his life. This is the definitive book on the causes of his death, which is why it’s here, but it’s not for everyone — no morbid factoid is spared the reader. Approach with caution.