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Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down

by Kaylene Johnson

Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Pages: 164
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780979047084






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Overview of Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down

Sarah Palin, thirty-nine, a hockey mom and former small-town mayor, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over when she clashed with the state chairman of her Republican Party and went head to head with the powerful Republican governor over issues having to do with ethics and openness in government.

Yet, the former prep basketball star and one-time TV journalist could not shake a feeling that she was destined for something bigger. In 2006, she became a long-shot candidate for governor, demanding a higher ethical standard in state government. Then, fate intervened. Her populist reform message suddenly became front-page news when a major political scandal rocked Alaska politics. Alaskans began listening to her. And they liked what they heard.

Synopsis of Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down

Senator John McCain electrified the nation by tapping the relative unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election--and overnight, she s become the candidate everyone s talking about. But who is Sarah Palin--this conservative politician, family advocate, hockey mom, and moose-hunter who may well make history as the first female vice president? In Sarah, the first biography of Palin, author Kaylene Johnson draws upon personal interviews with Palin, her family, and closely placed sources to explore her family life, her upbringing in a devoutly Christian home, her political rise, and how she went from being a long-shot candidate to--potentially--one of the world s most powerful women and political figures.

Fox News Network

Sarah Palin is a politician of eye-popping integrity.

About the Author, Kaylene Johnson

Kaylene Johnson is an award-winning writer and author who lives with her family on a small farm near Wasilla, Alaska. In addition to two other books she has written, "Portrait of the Alaska Railroad" and "Trails Across Time," Johnson's work has in numerous magazines and newspapers ranging from Alaska magazine to the LA Times. She received an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Chicago Tribune

There's an undeniable national buzz surrounding the first-term governor, seen by many Republicans as a fresh, new face to represent the party's future.

Alaska Magazine

Wildly popular, she's more than just a pretty face.

Fox News Network

Sarah Palin is a politician of eye-popping integrity.

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