Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

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For the first time, a minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, President 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 new 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 small group of White House officials frantically trying to determine whether the country was under attack. Most especially, we encounter the man code-named Rawhide, a leader of uncommon grace who inspired affection and awe in everyone who worked with him.

Ronald Reagan was the only serving U.S. president to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. In Rawhide Down, the story of that perilous day—a day of chaos, crisis, prayer, heroism, and hope—is brought to life as never before.

Product Details

  • Author: Del Quentin Wilber
  • Publication Date: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 930L x 610W x 130H
    • Weight: 120
  • List Price: $27.00
  • ASIN: B006W3Y8R0

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