Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Butler: a Witness to History by Wil Hagood, 112 pages
Real-life White House butler, Eugene Allen, was the inspiration for the fictional character of Cecil Gaines in the 2013 movie, "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
Eugene Allen worked for 8 Presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower and ending with Ronald Reagan. This book delves into his story and the story of making the movie that fictionalized his life. His is a great story and this book tells it well.