The Lies of Sarah Palin

The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

By Geoffrey Dunn
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9781250006882, 464pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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The phenomenal rise of America's most polarizing politician

This is the first full-scale critical biography of Palin, up through her resignation as Alaska governor, and as a potential presidential candidate in 2012. The Lies of Sarah Palin exposes:

• Personal secrets about Sarah Palin's coming of age in Wasilla and her marriage to Todd Palin

• Her extremist religious views and "End of Days" beliefs

• Lies and distortions in Troopergate and the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan

• The secrets surrounding her selection as John McCain's running mate and her duplicities and betrayals during the 2008 presidential campaign

• Her extraordinary penchant for self-promotion and deceit

• Her failures as governor upon her return to Alaska after the campaign

• Her real reasons for quitting as governor of Alaska

• Her lies about Barack Obama's "death panels"

• The strange inner-circle of Washington DC powerbrokers, neoconservative intellectuals and rightwing Christian evangelists who have taken control of Palin's postgubernatorial career

• Her obsession with Barack Obama

The Lies of Sarah Palin is based on more than 100 in-depth interviews and 40,000 pages of revelatory documents. Dunn also places Palin's life in the larger context of U.S. history, politics and culture--from the political corruption that spawned her career in Alaska to the dark underbelly of America's Evangelical right-wing movement that fuels Palin's relentless quest for power.

About the Author

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.

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