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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews


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Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader,
by Joe Hilley, Oct. 13, 2008

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    from A New Kind of Leader, by Joe Hilley (number of quotes indicated):
  • Joe Biden (1)
  • John McCain (1)
  • Sarah Palin (3)
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This book describes itself as follows:

"Sarah Palin's meteoric rise to political stardom seemed to have developed overnight. In reality, her ascent had been in the making for all of her forty-four years. In the pages that follow, you will find a survey of her life and career revealed in ten principles of leadership -qualities taken from the story of her life that offer a glimpse of who she is and how she thinks. These are the traits that have not only stood the 2008 election on its head, but have provided a model for the innovative style required of politicians by the current demands of American culture." excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Sarah Palin: First female mayor of Wasilla; first female governor of AK.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Familiarity & experience balances Obama's inexperience.
    John McCain: Identified with Wright brothers, for tenacity & resolve.
    Sarah Palin: Named first female GOP VP candidate on suffrage anniversary.
    Sarah Palin: After selection, scant info on her life, even on Internet.

The above quotations are from Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader,
by Joe Hilley, Oct. 13, 2008.

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