Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To Absent Friends - Jim Brady

Very sad to read of the passing at age 73 of President Reagan's White House Press Secretary Jim Brady.

As you may know, Brady was wounded in an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, suffered permanent brain damage, and he and his wife spent the rest of their lives campaigning for sensible gun laws in this country to little avail, sadly.

Anyway, I would strongly recommend a book called "Rawhide Down" by Del Quentin Wilber which tells the story of that attempt on the President's life, and which profoundly changed the life of Jim Brady and his family.  It really is fascinating story, and I wrote about it here back in 2011:


RIP Jim Brady.

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