“This big-shouldered book, full of ardor…offers us a reasonable hope that with attention and care we can again make public education what it was meant to be, and must yet be.”—The Los Angeles Times.
Table of Contents
Possible LivesIntroduction 1. Los Angeles and the LA Basin 2. Calexico, California 3. Baltimore, Maryland 4. Chicago, Illinois 5. New York, New York 6. Berea and Wheelwright, Kentucky 7. Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Jackson, Indianola, Hollandale, and Webb, Mississippi 8. Polaris and Missoula, Montana 9. Tucson, Arizona 10. Possible Lives A Note on Method Notes Acknowledgments
Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.