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Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation

Author: Deborah Davis
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Atria books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of America's most iconic figures. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion with the First Family. The next morning, news that the president had dined with a black man -- and former slave -- sent
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Booker T Washington; Theodore Roosevelt; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davis
ISBN: 9781439169810 1439169810 9781439169827 1439169829 9781439169834 1439169837
OCLC Number: 709673085
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Big House --
Strive and succeed --
The force that wins --
An exemplary young gentleman --
Brick by brick --
Great expectations --
Let me keep loving --
Moving up --
Rough riding --
Rising stars --
Jump Jim Crow --
Pride and prejudice --
That damned cowboy --
Best behavior --
Lazy days --
-A wild ride --
The people's president --
The family circus --
Behind closed doors --
Fathers and daughters --
Bold moves --
Dinner is served --
A big stink --
Sitting ducks --
Undercover --
Blindsided --
Slipping away --
Eulogies.
Responsibility: by Deborah Davis.

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