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The butler : a witness to history / Wil Haygood.

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Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library - Waterloo 973.92 HAY (Text) 30090000672886 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476752990
  • ISBN: 1476752990
  • Physical Description: xii, 96 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: "The story that inspired the major motion picture"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 79).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword : Lee Daniels -- The butler's journey -- Moving image -- Five Presidents in the struggle.
Summary, etc.: When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread, so embedded in the culture, as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served no fewer than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.
Subject: Allen, Eugene.
Presidents > United States > Staff > Biography.
Butlers > United States > Biography.
African American household employees > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
African Americans > Segregation > History > 20th century.
Race relations in motion pictures.
African Americans in motion pictures.
United States > Race relations > Political aspects.
Presidents > United States > Election > 2008.
Obama, Barack.
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