Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


The butler : a witness to history / Wil Haygood.

Haygood, Wil, (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781476752990
  • ISBN: 1476752990
  • Description: xii, 96 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, c2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 79).
Contents Note: Foreword / Lee Daniels -- The butler's journey -- Moving image -- Five presidents in the struggle.
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.