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cindy

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  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wil Haygood
    • Narrated By Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (184)

    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.

    Cris says: "Not what I was expecting"
    "WASTE OF MONEY! This book isn't the butler's story"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is not the story of the butler, it is the story about making the movie and black history, etc. I didn't think I was buying a book about this, I wanted to hear first-hand the butler's story. VERY DECEIVING AND WASTE OF MONEY.


    What could Wil Haygood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Actually let the butler tell the story!


    Any additional comments?

    Stupidest thing I ever bought!

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