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The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Large Print - 2011
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On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan walked out of a hotel in Washington, D.C., and was shot by a would-be assassin. For years, few people knew the truth about how close the president came to dying, and no one has ever written a detailed narrative of that harrowing day. Now, drawing on exclusive interviews, Del Quentin Wilber tells the electrifying story of a moment when the nation faced a terrifying crisis. With cinematic clarity, we see the Secret Service agent whose fast reflexes saved the president's life; the brilliant surgeons who operated on Reagan as he was losing half his blood; and the White House officials frantically trying to determine whether the country was under attack. Above all, we encounter the man code-named Rawhide, a leader of uncommon grace who inspired affection and awe in everyone who worked with him.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611730425
Branch Call Number: 973.927 W641r 2011a
Characteristics: 509 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm

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LearnDressage
Mar 10, 2016

Fantastic! Recommend to everyone!

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StarGladiator
Apr 14, 2013

Amazing that the Vice President of the US, George H.W. Bush, would be visiting the family of the assassin the night before! Will wondrous coincidences never cease? Especially as regards the Walker-Bush-Koch family (Bush was also brunching with the senior family member of the bin Laden family in Washington, D.C., the day of 9/11/01 - - Bush was in Dallas on the day of the assassination of President Kennedy [see Russ Baker's book, "Family of Secrets"], Prescott Bush was part of the group which tried to overthrow the FDR administration, and on and on).

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richibi
Jul 11, 2011

Reagan is apotheosized from his black shoes to his Brylcreem, but the telling here of the assassination attempt is the next best thing to having been there, the real unassuming heroes however are in the operating rooms, where the skills, the dedication, and the very humanity of the caregivers are meticulously rendered and made to shine, a well researched, probably definitive work of some historical significance

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