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Number of Pages: 112

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Format: Paperback

Publisher: 37 Ink

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Wil Haygood

Language: English

TCIN: 53343594
UPC: 9781501195600
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-5896

Description

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.

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