Del Quentin Wilbur spend most of the first have of the book trying to make Reagan seem like an American Diety. He bulids up his virtures, and goes as far to say the Cold War would not have been won without Reagan. However, once the details of what happen start to unfold, the book becomes much more fascinating. Wilbur still spends a lot of time making the events seem more like a dramatization of the events because he knows what people are thinking as they say specific lines.
This book does an excellent job of reviewing the attempted assassination of President Reagan from a historical point of view. The author adds details and context from the perspective of 30 years later. A few of the medical details are off, but not enough so to alter the story. The only drawback- the story isn't an objective look at Reagan. If all you know about the former president is what you learn from this book, you would think that Mr. Reagan and Nancy were perfect and never made a mis-step. I am supporter, and even I don't buy their wonderfulness in this book. When it comes to the assassination attempt though, Mr. Wilbur does a great job of documenting the roles of all involved and providing details that weren't common knowledge before.