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Rawhide Down:

The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Del Quentin Wilber

Hardcover, Large Print

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/14/2011)
Paperback (3/27/2012)
Hardcover (3/15/2011)
Compact Disc (3/15/2011)


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.

Center Point, 9781611730425

Publication Date: April 1, 2011