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Rufus Estes

Rufus Estes was born a slave in 1857 in Tennessee, and experienced first hand the turmoil of the Civil War. He began working in a Nashville restaurant at the age of 16, and in 1883 took up employment as a Pullman cook. In 1897, he was hired as principal chef for the private railway car of U.S. Steel magnates (the fin-de-siecle equivalent of today's Lear Jets for corporate travel). There he served succulent fare for the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. (Summary by Denny Sayers)

Rufus Estes was born a slave in 1857 in Tennessee, and experienced first hand the turmoil of the Civil War. He began working in a Nashville restaurant at the age of 16, and in 1883 took up employment as a Pullman cook. In 1897, he was hired as principal chef for the private railway car of U.S. Steel magnates (the fin-de-siecle equivalent of today's Lear Jets for corporate travel). There he served succulent fare for the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. (Summary by Denny Sayers)
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Rufus Estes was born a slave in 1857 in Tennessee, and experienced first hand the turmoil of the Civil War. He began working in a Nashville restaurant at the age of 16, and in 1883 took up employment as a Pullman cook. In 1897, he was hired as principal chef for the private railway car of U.S. Steel magnates (the fin-de-siecle equivalent of today's Lear Jets for corporate travel). There he served succulent fare for the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. (Summary by Denny Sayers)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:39