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.
BILL O’REILLY’s success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. He was the iconic anchor of
The O''Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news broadcast in the nation for 16 consecutive years. His website BillOReilly.com is followed by millions all over the world, his
No Spin News is broadcast weekday nights at 8 and 11 (ET) on The First TV, and his
O’Reilly Update is heard weekdays on more than 225 radio stations across the country. He has authored an astonishing seventeen #1 bestsellers; his historical
Killing series is the bestselling nonfiction series of all time, with over 18 million books in print. O’Reilly has received a number of journalism accolades, including three Emmys and two Emmy nominations. He holds a History degree from Marist College, a master''s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. O’Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veterans.
MARTIN DUGARD is the
New York Times bestselling author of several books of history, among them the
Into Africa, and
The Explorers. He and his wife live in Southern California with their three sons.
Robert Petkoff has won multiple
AudioFile Earphones awards for his acclaimed narrations. He was named Best Voice of Fiction & Classics for his reading of
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. His other narration credits include
Oath of Office by Michael Palmer,
Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman, and books by David Foster Wallace.Petkoff has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in theaters across America and Europe. He has worked in television and film. His theater credits include Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the Broadway production of
Anything Goes, Perchik as part of the Tony-nomianted cast of
Fiddler on the Roof, and Hubert Humphrey in the Tony award-winning play
All the Way. He has also had numerous roles in television on shows such as
Law and Order and
Married with Children.