How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down
Sarah Palin, 42, a hockey mom and former small-town mayor, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over when she went head to head with the powerful Republican governor over issues having to do with ethics and openness in government. Yet, the former prep basketball star could not shake a feeling that she was destined for something bigger. This is the story about how the biggest political upset in Alaska history propelled Sarah Palin into the governor's office where shed was the youngest and first women to serve in the state's highest office.
"By picking Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has wowed the public and enthused the Right"
--National Review Online
"America needs a vice president who can eat a mooseburger."
--GOP strategist Alex Castellanos
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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.