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American Forum - Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

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Del Quentin Wilber
April 2, 2012
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

Del Quentin Wilber
Del Quentin Wilber

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. Wilber is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Post.  He has spent most of his career covering law enforcement and sensitive security issues, and his work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  A book signing will follow his Forum.

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