Killing Reagan

The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
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From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power-and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable-or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world? Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton, Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood, where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in the California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House, where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. In Killing Reagan, O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.

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Original Publish Date: Sep 22, 2015

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Product Number DD21330
Released: Sep 22, 2015
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427262295
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Released: Sep 22, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781627792424

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"The book begins with the former president's death, carefully described by news commentator Bill O'Reilly. With hardly a pause, Robert Petkoff picks up the narrative using somber tones as the book's chronology jumps all the way back to Reagan's film career. Petkoff increases the pace of the narrative when describing exciting and tense episodes in Reagan's later life, including his governorship in California, 1967-1975; his presidency, 1980-1989; the attempted assassination by John Hinckley, Jr., in 1981; and his death in 2004. Political events, verbal gaffes, and repetitive speeches are recounted in Petkoff's steady tones. Petkoff holds listeners' attention throughout this account of Reagan's life and times. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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