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{NASHVILLE, April 22nd, 2011} Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that on May 24th it will publish Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, one of the most-anticipated books about Sarah Palin in recent history. This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant and unmasks the truth about one of the most notorious political figures of our time.

Frank Bailey was close to Palin during her gubernatorial campaign, throughout her term as governor of Alaska, and during her vice presidential run with John McCain. Bailey shared Palin's stated political and religious views, believing she would be the best thing that ever happened to the State of Alaska and potentially the White House. In his role, he had unfettered access to Palin and shares surprising information about how she dealt with staff, with perceived "enemies," and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin is a chilling exposé of Palin and the story of one man's slow drift from his most cherished beliefs to his ultimate redemption - sure to strike a chord with readers from both sides of the aisle.

"I write because I am convinced that Sarah's priorities and personality are not only ill-suited to head a political party or occupy national office, but would lead to a disaster of, well, biblical proportions," said Bailey.

"When I read this manuscript, I knew it would resonate with readers on either side of the political forum," said Jonathan Merkh, Vice President and Publisher of Howard Books. "The evidence in this book portrays a very different Sarah Palin than what we see in public. The book provides insider knowledge into what really went on behind closed doors."

Merkh along with Philis Boultinghouse, Senior Editor at Howard Books, who will edit the book, negotiated the deal with Carol Mann, CEO of the Carol Mann Agency, which includes world English rights. Blind Allegiance was compiled by Bailey in concert with bestselling author Ken Morris and Alaska political blogger Jeanne Devon.


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By Frank Bailey with Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon

Howard Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster

May 24th, 2011 / 9781451654400 / $26.00