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The butler : a witness to history / Wil Haygood.

Haygood, Wil. (Author).
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  • 21 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 copies at York County Library System.

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York - Fort Mill Branch BIOGRAPHY ALLEN (Text) 33205010594683 Adult Nonfiction Available -
York - Lake Wylie Branch BIOGRAPHY ALLEN (Text) 33205010556971 Adult Nonfiction Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch BIOGRAPHY ALLEN (Text) 33205010594667 Adult Nonfiction Available -
York - York Branch BIOGRAPHY ALLEN (Text) 33205010594691 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476752990 (hc)
  • ISBN: 1476752990 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xii, 96 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st 37 Ink/Atrica Books hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 79)
Summary, etc.: While serving tea and supervising buffets, Allen was also a witness to history as decisions about America’s most momentous events were being made. Here he is at the White House while Kennedy contemplates the Cuban missile crisis; here he is again when Kennedy’s widow returns from that fateful day in Dallas. Here he is when Johnson and his cabinet debate Vietnam, and here he is again when Ronald Reagan is finally forced to get tough on apartheid. Perhaps hitting closest to home was the civil rights legislation that was developed, often with passions flaring, right in front of his eyes even as his own community of neighbors, friends, and family were contending with Jim Crow America. With a foreword by the Academy Award– nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler also includes an essay, in the vein of James Baldwin’s jewel The Devil Finds Work, that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.
Subject: Allen, Eugene.
Butlers > United States > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.

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