The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power (Paperback)

The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

By Geoffrey Dunn

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250006882, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012



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."