Slipping the Surly Bonds: Reagan's Challenger Address
Millions of Americans watched in shock and horror as the Challenger shuttle capsule exploded on live television in 1986. Stuckey analyzes the text of the speech given by Reagan, one of the most significant of his presidency, just hours after this tragedy.
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