A Good Fight

A Good Fight

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
The wife of Ronald Reagan's former press secretary describes life with her husband before and after he was shot by John Hinckly, the circumstances that led her to become a gun control activist, and her own battle with lung cancer.

Book News
Brady's autobiography centers on one pivotal event the March 31, 1980 attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, the same shooting that disabled her husband. She describes their lives before and after the shooting, emphasizing how the unexpected can change the life-course of an entire family. She specifically details her activities as an anti-gun activist, and reacts to her recent cancer diagnosis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Sarah Brady's greatest ambition while growing up was to be June Cleaver. She wanted to be a wife and mother, to have a happy, peaceful home filled with the laughter of family and friends, to watch her children grow up surrounded by the same warmth and security she knew as a child.
It was not to be. In January 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Sarah's husband, James Brady, as his White House press secretary. And on March 31 of that year, a would-be assassin named John Hinckley fired six shots at the president, severely wounding him and taking down Jim Brady as well. One of Hinckley's bullets tore through Jim's brain, causing devastating damage that changed their lives forever.
A Good Fight is Sarah Brady's own plainspoken, moving story of what happened to her, to Jim, and to their son, Scott, who was just two when his father was shot. It's a story of great terror, pain and dislocation, but also of triumph, love and transformation. Above all, it's a story about how you cannot know what life will bring.

Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586481056
1586481053
Branch Call Number: B BRA
Characteristics: x, 258 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McLoughlin, Merrill

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