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The Butler

A Witness To History [compact Disc]

By Wil author Haygood

The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture...Read by its Stars David Oyelowo, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey

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 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 eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.

Forest Whitaker narrates the story of this remarkable man who, while serving tea and supervising buffets, was also a witness to history as decisions about America's most momentous events were being made.

With a foreword by the Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler also includes Wil Haygood's essay exploring the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, read here by David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.

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Nonmusical Sound Recording

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The butler : a witness to history

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9781442368958


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Haygood, Wil author
Summary: 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 than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.
Title: The butler : a witness to history [compact disc] / Wil Haygood.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Audioworks : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
Subject: Allen, Eugene. Obama, Barack Butlers -- United States -- Biography. African Americans -- Biography African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008 United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
Isbn: 9781442368958
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: B Allen
Oclc: 856584594
Upc: 9781442368958
Bib Id: 453171

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Haygood, Wil author.
Summary: 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 than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.
Title: The butler : a witness to history [compact disc] / Wil Haygood.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Audioworks : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
Description: 2 sound discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Description: digital optical
Description: CD audio
Subjects: Allen, Eugene.
Subjects: Obama, Barack
Subjects: Butlers -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography
Subjects: African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008
Subjects: United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Oyelowo, David
Other Author: Whitaker, Forest
Other Author: Winfrey, Oprah
Other Author: Daniels, Lee
Other Title: Butler (Motion picture)
Notes: Director and producer, Christina Zarafonitis.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 2:30:00.
Notes: "The story that inspired the major motion picture"--Container.
Notes: Read by David Oyelowo, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Foreword read by Lee Daniels.
ISBN: 9781442368958
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: B Allen
Medium: [compact disc]