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The butler : a witness to history

Autor: Wil Haygood
Editorial: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover editionVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
Persona designada: Eugene Allen; Barack Obama; Lee Daniels
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Wil Haygood
ISBN: 9781476752990 1476752990
Número OCLC: 853758519
Notas: "The story that inspired the motion picture"--Dust jacket.
Includes an essay on the history of the portrayal of African Americans in motion pictures.
Descripción: xii, 96 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contenido: Foreword / Lee Daniels --
The butler's journey --
Moving image --
Five presidents in the struggle.
Otros títulos: Witness to history
Butler (Motion picture)
Responsabilidad: Wil Haygood.

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A companion book to The Butler which traces the Civil Rights movement and the evolution of American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen.  Leer más

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