The Butler: A Witness to History

byWil HaygoodForeword byLee Daniels

January 30, 2018|
The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood
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This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film The Butler traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of thirty-four years.

During the presidencies of Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, Eugene Allen was a butler in the most famous of residences: the White House. An African American who came of age during the era of Jim Crow, Allen served tea and supervised buffets while also witnessing some of the most momentous decisions made during the second half of the twentieth century, including Lyndon’s Johnson’s work during the Civil Rights Movement and Ronald Reagan getting tough on apartheid.

Timely, “poignant and powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) The Butler also explores Eugene Allen and his family’s background along with the history of African Americans in Hollywood and also features a foreword by the film’s director Lee Daniels.
Title:The Butler: A Witness to HistoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 7.5 X 6 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 7.5 X 6 X 0.3 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501195603

ISBN - 13:9781501195600

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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