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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  • ISBN-13: 9781586487881
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2009

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    I enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Save Your Money

    I only got a couple of dozen pages into this book before abandoning it. I did try to read random pages after that with the same effect. Sarah is not a good person and reading about her antics and political schemes only served to reinforce my dislike for her.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

    Not worth buying

    Written by amateurs that voted for Obama

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2009

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    leadership secrets of sarah palin

    "sarah from alaska" is a very remarkable bestseller and very hard to put down . two reporters followed the vice presidenial candidate and was given unlimited access and some very indepth interviews with governor palin and this book covers some very major speechs that palin wanted to give to the american voters that the mccain campaign did not want her to show this great read gives a great understanding of the 2012 running mate and what she will be like and what some of her leadership abilities are about . I found this book to be of great intrest since sarah palin will be one of the top contententers for the big race.

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