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The butler : a witness to history, by Wil Haygood

Label
The butler : a witness to history
Title
The butler
Title remainder
a witness to history
Statement of responsibility
by Wil Haygood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born on a Virginia plantation, Allen grew up working as a houseboy for a white family. Possessed of refinement, discretion and a desire to make good in the world, he took a job as a waiter in a country club and then as pantry worker in the Truman White House, eventually rising to the rank of butler. From his unique vantage point "in the hard shadow of power, " Allen witnessed history unfurl before him. He watched as President Dwight D. Eisenhower called on federal troops to protect black high school students in Arkansas, and he witnessed a nation mourn the death of JFK and become embittered over Johnson's escalation of the Vietnam War and Nixon's role in the Watergate scandal. Allen's story, which began as a front-page article in the Post, would then become the subject of a much-anticipated film, The Butler
Biography type
individual biography
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The butler : a witness to history, by Wil Haygood
Label
The butler : a witness to history, by Wil Haygood
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The story that inspired the major motion picture"--Cover
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
35323516
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 97 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781476753270
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
ports (some colour), illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 35323516
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