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ITEM#: 14271420

Deborah Davis is the author of six narrative nonfiction books, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Gilded, and Party of the Century.

Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among AudioFile's Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration and direction.
In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion with the First Family. The next morning, news that the president had dined with a black man-and former slave-sent shock waves through the nation. Although African Americans had helped build the White House and had worked for most of the presidents, not a single one had ever been invited to dine there. Fueled by inflammatory newspaper articles, political cartoons, and even vulgar songs, the scandal escalated and threatened to topple two of America's greatest men.In this smart, accessible narrative, one seemingly ordinary dinner becomes a window onto post.Civil War American history and politics, and onto the lives of two dynamic men whose experiences and philosophies connect in unexpected ways. Deborah Davis also introduces dozens of other fascinating figures who have previously occupied the margins and footnotes of history, creating a lively and vastly entertaining book that reconfirms her place as one of our most talented popular historians.

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ISBN 9781452608570
Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2012-06-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 6.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 0.52 lb
Language English
Subtitle Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
Volume Number 8
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Davis, Deborah
Country of Origin United States

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