The Butler - Wil Haygood

The Butler

By Wil Haygood

  • Release Date - Published: 2013-07-30
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Wil Haygood
Our rating: 5/5 stars

3 Score: 3 (From 273 Ratings)

The Butler Wil Haygood read online review & book description:

This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film The Butler traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of thirty-four years.

During the presidencies of Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, Eugene Allen was a butler in the most famous of residences: the White House. An African American who came of age during the era of Jim Crow, Allen served tea and supervised buffets while also witnessing some of the most momentous decisions made during the second half of the twentieth century, including Lyndon’s Johnson’s work during the Civil Rights Movement and Ronald Reagan getting tough on apartheid.

Timely, “poignant and powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) The Butler also explores Eugene Allen and his family’s background along with the history of African Americans in Hollywood and also features a foreword by the film’s director Lee Daniels.

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Posted Reviews


    By MikeH50
    This is a glorified background on the movie, nothing else, compete waste of money and I feel duped by this company and the author for listing it as an autobiography which it is NOT.
  • Disappointed

    By IPhonePics
    I though this would be more about what inspired the movie. It was mostly about the movie. I did enjoy the beginning when it talked about Eugene Allen's story. I guess I need to go find the original article written about him.
  • The butler

    By castmrl10
    I want my money back, it doesn't open in my iPad .......
  • It's. It the movie- beware

    By DennisM99
    Sometimes they say to movie didn't do justice to the book. So I bought the book before seeing the movie. This is not the book the movie was made from. It's more about how the movie was made and the movies place in black movie history. Good read but not what I wanted
  • Very Misleading Title

    By ChipSanders
    I wish i had read the other reviews before purchasing. I suppose this is one of the drawbacks to downloading as opposed to buying the physical can't look through it. This is not the story of the Butler. It is an advertisement for the movie ...that i had to pay for! The balance of the book was a history lesson about African Americans in the cinema. While somewhat interesting, it was certainly NOT what I thought I was buying and I feel deceived & misled.
  • The Butler

    By docne1963
    An excellent companion book to the movie! I thought it would be the screenplay, but I was pleasantly surprised. This book gives a rich history and background to the movie. I now want to see the movie again!!
  • The Butler

    By Consta ance
    This was a rip off. I thought it was a book about the real life of Eugene Allen. I wish I had gotten a sample. I feel exploited! I want my money back. Do not buy.
  • I want a refund

    By Norwegia Fan
    This is not a book but an advertisement for the movie. To charge $11 for a book that is 200 pages of nothing is wrong. I want my money back.
  • Not the story

    By Tinmann128
    This book is more about African-Americans in film rather than the story of "the butler". Disappointed
  • The butler

    By Williasa
    What a waste of time and money. Nothing more than a promotion of the cast of the movie. Not even well written.

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