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  Allen J. Wiener

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Author of "Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll," "Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide" and co-author of "David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend" and "Music of the Alamo."

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I have always been fascinated by history, especially 19th century U.S. history, and by popular culture, particularly music.  The two projects that have required my most extensive research and writing have been my current work, Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend, each of which took a fresh look at a familar American figure.  I also am the author of The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide and co-author of Music of the Alamo.  I have  written many articles and blogs, liner notes for several CDs, and am a voting member of NARAS, which presents the Grammy Awards.  I have written for The Washington Post, People, The Nashville TennesseanMusician, Goldmine, DiscoveriesThe Alamo Journal, and The Crockett Chronicle.  I have appeared on C-SPAN2's BookTV, Great Day San Antonio, NPR's All Things Considered, and many radio programs and podcasts.  

I  retired after 32 years with the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Originally from New Jersey, I now live in Maryland.

Birth Place
Newark, NJ USA

Winner of Independent Publishers Book Award for Regional non-fiction for "David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend" (2010). Appeared on CSpan's "Book TV," "Great Day San Antonio," NPR's "All Things Considered" and various radio programs and podcasts.

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My latest book, "Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll," will be published in the autumn of 2014. I co-authored "Crockett Fought Odds in Washington, Too," an op-ed piece published in "Nashville Tennessean" July 21, 2011.

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