Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Butler: a Witness to History by Wil Hagood, 112 pages

Wil Haygood is a writer for the Washington Post and his article about Eugene Allen, published around the time that Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, inspired both a movie and this book.

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.  


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