The Day the President Was Shot: The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-Be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Bill O’Reilly

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Note to Readers     x

Key Players     xii

Prologue     1

PART ONE: THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE     2

PART TWO: MARCH 30, 1981     108

PART THREE: MOVING ON     162

Epilogue     178

Afterword     183

Before Politics     194

Alzheimer’s Disease     198

Guns and Gun Control     202

Government Watch Lists     205

By Reason of Insanity     207

Transfer of Power     209

Presidential Assassinations and Attempts     211

The Presidential Motorcade     215

Jelly Beans     218

Gallery of Reagan Movie Posters     219

Code Names     223

Photographing the president and First Family     225

Time Line     227

The Author Recommends . . .     232

Bibliography     234

Source Notes     235

Index     236