Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency

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Date: September 2015

Duration: 9 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

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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  • Archie Worsham

    This was my favorite of series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Brett H

    Great look into the Reagan presidency, RIP Rawhide.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Elliotte F

    I consider myself a disciple of Ronald Reagan. I have read 11 books about him and a few by him. This audio was insightful and sad. As a kid, President Reagan was larger than life to me. As a middle aged man listening to this book, I realize he was just as mortal as I. GREAT PRESIDENT and REPUBLICAN! Long live the memory of Rawhide!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • James B.

    Great book. A lot of historical info. Reminded me of things I had forgotten.

  • Alan P.

    I got to know somebody better who had been looking out for me while I was busy growing up, Thank you, Mr. President!

  • Robert T

    Awesome book!

  • JEFFREY B

    This is my favorite Killing ???? Book of the series. Yes I'm bias, Reagan is my favorite president of the 20th century. This book is a stoke of literary genius. A trip through a secretive mans life, that scratches those itches about why is Reagan great. Get this today!!!! Narrative is a perfect vocal ride thought this, can't turn off, audio book.

  • Christopher Zott

    Bill O'Reilly hit the jackpot with this telling of the slow demise of President Ronald Reagan. Masterfully written and read. This was my first "killing" book by Mr. O'Reilly It certainly won't be my last. Superb.

  • Tonya Archer

    Very well done. Full of information and pleasant to listen to. Voices for clear and perfect amount of expression. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book! Thank you!

  • Jo Ann Sawyer

    Great book. It was like reliving a part of my life and understanding, for the first time, why and how it happened. Loved it!

  • Holly Adams

    I thought this new narrator is an improvement over O'Reilly himself reading the book. I do question some of the research.

  • linda closner

    Great. This could have been a book about Nancy Reagan. Loved everything about the story. It did make Ronny appear senile or dumb at times though

  • Alex Collazo

    Initially, a bit bummed it wasn't read by Bill O'Reilly. I did not think to check since he has read several of his earlier books. A bit long with some irrelevant info but still a good listen.

  • Jill Ross

    I can not seem to stop listening to this book. It is. Real eye opener!

  • Brad Herring

    Great audio book. I love all the inside information that Oreilly and Dugard seem to find on all of these Killing books

  • Kathleen Berganski

    Very motivating! i enjoyed this tremendously - Reagan fan or not, I think readers will enjoy the authors' perspective on why Reagan was the man he was and why he wasn't your typical president. Well done!

  • Brian Wills

    I love reading about Reagan - he was the first President I voted for when I turned 18. I loved hearing how well he did again in his debates, especially against Mondale when the age question arose. Great narration, but could've been better when he tried to sound like some of the characters. If you loved the Reagan Presidency like I did, you'll like this book, too. With that said, be aware that this book shows a side of Reagan that takes away from the deification that some would ascribe to him. He was the "Great Communicator," but this book illustrates that he was, indeed, just a mortal man. We all have the capability to show a circumspect facade on the outside while leading a wholly different, dark side. Reagan was no different, but God changed him after the assassination attempt and the world is a better place as a result.

  • JOSEPH ANDERSON

    Excellent, but remember it's historical fiction with resources from newspaper articles

  • Michael Kelley

    Very well written and the reader was excellent. It shows the determination of a great president. Also the background of how much influence that Nancy Reagan had on his rise to power.

  • Donna Staton

    awesome book enjoyed it Great job bill Oreilly

  • Markham Rockwell

    This is a very interesting book. It's amazing the parallels from the 70's - 80's and today. The Republican establishment and media didn't want a conservative president anymore then than today.

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