Sarah by Kaylene Johnson
How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down

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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."

About Kaylene Johnson

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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.
Published April 1, 2008 by Epicenter Press. 159 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

As George Washington stipulated in his will, his 123 slaves were freed upon his and wife Martha’s death (the latter died in 1802, though many were freed before then).

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The Telegraph

After that, we are off into Palin’s already well-documented political career with much aw-shucks enthusiasm: “Sarah focused on openness and transparency and unwavering commitment to the Alaska constitution.” Each chapter begins with a box containing a few words such as: “Honesty becam...

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Scattered across the main stage at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts earlier this month, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company looked as if it had been invented expressly for the purpose of dancing right there.

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