The Lies of Sarah Palin by Geoffrey Dunn
The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

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In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska.

Based on more than two-hundred interviews---many of them with Republican colleagues and one-time political allies of Palin’s---and more than forty-thousand pages of uncovered documents, Dunn chronicles Palin’s troubling penchant for duplicity in grim detail, from her dysfunctional childhood in Wasilla through her contentious run for mayor and her failed governorship of Alaska. He also provides the shocking inside story of her betrayal of running mate John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign and her self-serving resignation as governor in July of the following year. Dunn deftly places Palin in the American tradition of right-wing demagogues---from Huey Long to Joe McCarthy---and details her troubling obsession with Barack Obama as it fuels her own political ambitions and a potential run for the presidency in 2012.

The Lies of Sarah Palin is a journalistic tour de force that vividly reveals the Queen of the Tea Party movement as a vengeful and manipulative empress without clothes. This is the definitive book on Sarah Palin.


 

About Geoffrey Dunn

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GEOFFREY DUNN is an award-winning investigative reporter, a senior correspondent for Metro Newspapers in California and a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post.
 
Published May 10, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 465 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Dunn documents her reprisals against political opponents of her campaign to censor library books when she was mayor, her abuse of power as governor in a personal vendetta against her brother-in-law and her overall lackluster performance as governor.

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For Dunn, Palin's political leanings recall the xenophobic Know-Nothing party of the 19th century and are fueled more by self-gratification than any serious interest in policy issues.

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Christian Science Monitor

Award-winning investigative reporter Geoffrey Dunn relies on more than 100 interviews and a wealth of documents to pull together this portrait of Sarah Palin, the woman who many believe has her eye on the 2012 presidential race.

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Christian Science Monitor

This ad hominem attack on Sarah Palin by journalist Geoffrey Dunn charges the former governor of Alaska and one-time vice presidential candidate with ambition and deceit.

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Huffington Post

And what's even more telling is that not a single editor at the Monitor was culturally astute enough to correct Grier's embarrassing mistake before it made its way to print.

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Huffington Post

But just because we're all good sports here at HuffPo, I thought I'd save the former Governor (can you imagine what Wooden thought about her quitting?!) a little bit of time, and here are five actual Wooden quotes, courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor, that she might want to take to heart:.

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Huffington Post

$25.95) captures the unadulterated pathos of those conservatives who continue to admire and support Palin, is forced to concede that Palin's rants are "arguments for polemicists to make, not statesmen."

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Huffington Post

In what is surely a brilliant bit of counter-insurgency marketing, OR Books will be releasing the political antidote to Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue with Going Rouge--Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare, on November 16, the day before Palin's tome explodes on the national book market.

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Denver Post

Casting Palin as a "modern-day version" of the Wizard of Oz, as Dunn does in an epilogue, comes as an afterthought and does little to clarify either the quality of Palin's character or the larger political universe she inhabits.

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Macleans

Given that McCain was adamant that any VP candidate wasn’t to bring more controversy—over intelligent design, for example—to a campaign that already had more than enough, it’s far easier to believe his staffers that an honest declaration of creationist beliefs would have sunk Palin’s chances.

May 18 2011 | Read Full Review of The Lies of Sarah Palin: The ...

The Agony Column

With so much new material, there is undeniably quite a bit of news in his new book, 'The Lies of Sarah Palin.' But it is the story that keeps us hooked, the voice we want to hear.

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Straight.com

You know that a book with the title The Lies of Sarah Palin isn't going to flatter the former Republican vice-presidential candidate.

Jul 02 2011 | Read Full Review of The Lies of Sarah Palin: The ...

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