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Rawhide Down by Del Quentin Wilber
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Nov 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: american-history-post-ww2-to-reagan

Rawhide Down provides a very interesting look at the Ronald Reagan assassination story by exploring the days events in a clear and concise manner that looks at a wide range of factors that were involved. From the delusional Hinckley and his lust to be recognized by a young movie star, Jodie Foster, to the secret service agents who risked their lives protecting the president all of the aspects are well covered. The author does a particularly good job in looking at the men who were assigned to protect the president and putting you into their mind set of preparation and planning that goes into even a simple jaunt from the white house. You see inside the heads of the presidential protectors and the drivers who made split second decisions that saved the lives of not only the President but others involved. Finally the hospital's response and the legendary wit of Ronald Reagan is explored and through it much about the President's character is revealed. The writing style is very clear and draws the reader in that you do not feel like you are reading history. A great story for anyone interested in Ronald Reagan and a very quick read.
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