The Near Assassination of Ronald ReaganLarge Print - 2011
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
Branch Call Number: 973.927 W641r 2011a
Characteristics: 509 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm