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Going Rogue: An American Life

Format:  Hardcover,

413 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Nov 2009

ISBN-13: 9780061939891

ISBN-10: 0061939897

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On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.

As chief executive of America′s largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol′ boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel.

Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn′t a packaged and over-produced "candidate." She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin′s hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.

But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her "refreshing," "honest," a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interests. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. But none of them knew the real Sarah Palin.

In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom′s-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

Going Rogue traces one ordinary citizen′s extraordinary journey, and imparts Palin′s vision of a way forward for America and her unfailing hope in the greatest nation on earth.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Nov 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061939891
ISBN-10: 0061939897
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 413
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 10.0 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of Palin, Sarah

Sarah Palin was born on February 11, 1964. In 1984, after winning the Miss Wasilla pageant, she finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant, receiving the Miss Congeniality award and a college scholarship. She went on to earn her college degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Idaho. She served two terms on the Wasilla City Council, then two terms as the city's mayor and manager, and was elected by her peers as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.

She then chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. She was elected Alaska's youngest, and first female, governor, serving from 2006 to 2009. While serving her state she was tapped as Senator John McCain's running mate in 2008, becoming the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate in our nation's history. On July 3, 2009, Palin announced she would not seek reelection as governor and that she was resigning, effective July 26, 2009, eighteen months prior to the completion of her first term.

She cited ethics complaints that had been filed following her selection as running mate to John McCain as the reason for her resignation, saying the resulting investigations had affected her efficacy to govern the state. She has written two books Going Rogue: An American Life (2009) and America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag (2010).

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On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.

As chief executive of America′s largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol′ boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel.

Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn′t a packaged and over-produced "candidate." She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin′s hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.

But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her "refreshing," "honest," a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interests. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. But none of them knew the real Sarah Palin.

In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom′s-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

Going Rogue traces one ordinary citizen′s extraordinary journey, and imparts Palin′s vision of a way forward for America and her unfailing hope in the greatest nation on earth.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 110reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Going Rogue Outstanding read. Shows what Sarah Palin is all about. Not what her political opponents would want you to believe. I bought as a gift for my wife and had to read myself. 12/19/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by GREAT!!!! One of the best books in the world 03/03/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent Book I am more impressed with Sarah Palin than I was before I bought the book. How refreshing to finally hear from someone who is real. She says it like it is and does not put on airs like the Speaker of the House. It would be a much better country if we had more honest & down to earth people like Sarah Palin. 12/10/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Must Read! Sara Palin in her own words is a must read. The media has painted a false picture of her because of their blind arrogance (they hate what she stands for)She shares funny childhood experiences and "behind the scenes" of the failed McCain presidential bid. Her honesty and common-sense approach is refreshing, something that is missing in the current political climate of Washington DC.This and Mark Levin's book are the most important books written in years so make yourself some warm tea and grab a cozy blanket and enjoy the book, the unfiltered Sara Palin story. 12/11/2009
Rated 4 out of 5★ by A Fascinating Life Sarah has had quite the life in Alaska! It is an interesting read - it is written in the same manner that she speaks. I wanted to find out how she developed the ability to campaign endlessly with energy. I'm not a political hack, but I do understand her appeal.I do not agree with critics who say that she complains endlessly - I think she just tells it how she experienced it. 12/03/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by buy the book and really hope..excellent purchase.. 12/03/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great book about an American I fully enjoyed reading this book and was sorry when it ended. 12/11/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Loved the book!! Great book at a fantastic price!!!Thanks WALMART!Dave 12/12/2009
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