If you Google Del Wilber’s name, you’ll learn that either played catcher for the Cardinals, Phillies, and Red Sox or he writes for the Washington Post. The former passed away in 2002. The latter, his grandson, is today’s podcast victim.
Del Quentin Wilber has written Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, a tick-tock account of what happened after the president stepped outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. From the prologue:
The White House kept secret the fact that the president came very close to dying. Over the years, a number of details about that terrifying day have emerged, but only now–after many new interviews with participants and an extensive review of unreleased reports, closely held tape recordings, and private diaries–can the full story be told.
Next week’s podcast: Douglas Irwin on protectionism.