Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar

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Sarah Palin is still the most dynamic, yet polarizing, Republican in America. In Sarah from Alaska Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe draw on their experiences as embedded reporters on Palin's campaign, exclusive on-scene coverage of Palin's post-election struggles in Alaska, and revealing interviews with former McCain/Palin staffers, top political minds, and Palin's family, friends, and foes in Alaska to tell the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of her improbable rise-and its complicated aftermath. The result ...

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Overview

Sarah Palin is still the most dynamic, yet polarizing, Republican in America. In Sarah from Alaska Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe draw on their experiences as embedded reporters on Palin's campaign, exclusive on-scene coverage of Palin's post-election struggles in Alaska, and revealing interviews with former McCain/Palin staffers, top political minds, and Palin's family, friends, and foes in Alaska to tell the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of her improbable rise-and its complicated aftermath. The result is a fair and fascinating portrait of Sarah Palin and of the American political process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616887735
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Scott Conroy has worked as a campaign reporter and is currently a digital journalist for CBS News. Conroy now lives in Chicago.

Shushannah Walshe was a reporter and producer at the Fox News Channel until 2008. She is currently a freelance journalist whose work has appeared on NY1, The Daily Beast, Salon, CBSNews.com, and elsewhere. Walshe lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Lights Out 1

1 Frozen Paths 23

2 Seeing Red 41

3 Honeymoon in Juneau 59

4 Sharp Elbows 77

5 Plucked 91

6 The Iron Curtain 123

7 Taking the Reins 145

8 The Final Limp 169

9 Can't Let Go 193

10 Only in Alaska 217

11 Alaska Outgrown 233

12 The Next Chapter 259

Acknowledgments 281

Sources 285

Index 293

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