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The butler : a witness to history

Auteur : Wil Haygood
Éditeur : New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : Anglais : First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover editionVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Eugene Allen; Barack Obama; Lee Daniels
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Wil Haygood
ISBN : 9781476752990 1476752990
Numéro OCLC : 853758519
Notes : "The story that inspired the motion picture"--Dust jacket.
Includes an essay on the history of the portrayal of African Americans in motion pictures.
Description : xii, 96 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contenu : Foreword / Lee Daniels --
The butler's journey --
Moving image --
Five presidents in the struggle.
Autres titres : Witness to history
Butler (Motion picture)
Responsabilité : 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.  Lire la suite...

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