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

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Epicenter Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 159 pages
In 2006, an angel-faced but tough forty-two-year-old former small-town mayor named Sarah Palin became a long-shop candidate for Alaska governor demanding a higher ethical standard in state government. The timing of her reform message and a widening scandal produced a tornado that reshaped the political landscape. Surprising everyone, Palin thumped by wide margins both a sitting governor in the Republican primary election and a former governor in the general election to become Alaska's first female chief executive and its youngest ever. Through the campaign, and early in Palin's first term, the energetic and attractive mother of five achieved near-heroine status in her state. At one point, the new governor's approval rating reached 90 percent, prompting the Fox News Network to describe her as "a politician with eye-popping integrity" and some national GOP leaders to tout her as a prototype of the "new Republican."

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First, let me say that this review has nothing to do with politics. With that out of the way let me just say the reason that I didn't like the book was that there was nothing there. I didn't learn ... Read full review

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In a rush to get books out about Sarah Palin everyone wants to be the first. I wanted to read more about our potential first woman vice president. I am impressed by her accomplishments outlined in the ... Read full review

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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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