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Books with title The Witness History

  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    Wil Haygood, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Simon & Schuster Audio

    Audible Audiobook (Simon & Schuster Audio, July 30, 2013)
    The story that inspired the major motion picture...read by its stars David Oyelowo, Forest Whitaker, and Oprah Winfrey 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 as decisions about America's most momentous events were being made. With a foreword by the Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler also includes Wil Haygood's essay exploring the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, read here by David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.
  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    Wil Haygood, Lee Daniels

    eBook (37 Ink, July 30, 2013)
    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.
  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    Wil Haygood, Lee Daniels

    Paperback (37 Ink, Jan. 30, 2018)
    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.
  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    Wil Haygood

    Hardcover (37 Ink, July 30, 2013)
    From Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow Wil Haygood comes a mesmerizing inquiry into the life of Eugene Allen, the butler who ignited a nation's imagination and inspired a major motion picture: Lee Daniels' The Butler, the highly anticipated film that stars six Oscar winners, including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey (honorary and nominee), Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Redgrave, and Robin Williams; as well as Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Alan Rickman, and Liev Schreiber.With a foreword by the Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler not only explores Allen's life and service to eight American Presidents, from Truman to Reagan, but also includes an essay, in the vein of James Baldwin’s jewel The Devil Finds Work, that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.
  • The Witness History

    Peter Chrisp

    Hardcover (Hodder Wayland, )
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  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    Wil Haygood, David Oyelowo, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels

    Audio CD (Simon & Schuster Audio, Aug. 13, 2013)
    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.
  • The Witness

    Robert Westall

    Hardcover (Dutton Juvenile, Oct. 1, 1994)
    Stolen from a temple in Egypt, a mother cat finds her life changed forever when she shares the humble stable where the Christ Child is born
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  • The Witness

    Jesse Harris

    Mass Market Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Feb. 25, 1992)
    When teenage psychic McKenzie Gold dreams about the brutal murder of an unknown baby-sitter, she races against time to find the killer before she becomes the next victim. Original.
  • The Witness

    Jeremy Lee

    language (Revolution Press, May 18, 2012)
    Despite his young age of sixteen, Ash Lang is a world-famous detective who has won the grudging respect of his peers. But when not one, but seven of the world's top molecular geneticists turn up dead, Ash is faced with not only a seemingly impossible mystery, but also the implication that someone very powerful is coordinating the murders. Each of the murders was perfect: No clues, no evidence, and no motive. That is, except for one. A small child, the son of the late Dr. Sawicki, is the only living witness to any of the crimes. But as Ash Lang jets across the world to Poland to investigate, he soon becomes a murder suspect! Can Ash figure out the mystery before he is arrested for the crime, or worse, silenced for good? And does the young boy Feliks really hold the key?
  • The Witness

    Grace Livingston Hill

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sept. 19, 2017)
    The Witness By Grace Livingston Hill
  • Witness History Witness History

    Stewart Ross

    Hardcover (Hodder Wayland, )
    None
  • The Witness

    Robert Westall, Sophy Williams

    Paperback (Pan MacMillan, Oct. 15, 2001)
    On a bitter winter night in the land of Jordan, a beautiful golden cat tries to hide from the wind. Lost and alone, she is desperate to find a safe place to give birth to her kittens. At last she finds a stable and takes shelter inside - with a man and his gentle wife, who, like the cat, is about to give birth. The cat is witness to the arrival of the Christ child and forms a unique bond with the Holy Family.