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

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PublicAffairs, Nov 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
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
9 Cant Let Go
193
10 Only in Alaska
217
11 Alaska Outgrown
233
12 The Next Chapter
259
Acknowledgments
281
Sources
285
Index
293
About the Authors
303

8 The Final Limp
169

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About the author (2009)

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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