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Subject: Biography Bundle 2/1 - Sam Wyly and Sarah Palin
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 9:45 PM ET
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Order one of these and I'll throw the other in free.

1000 Dollars and an Idea Entrepreneur to Billionaire Expanded Edition
Author: Sam Wyly


 

Expanded edition with new chapters on the Great Crash of 2008 and looking ahead. — Self-made billionaire Sam Wyly is a natural storyteller. In this candid, engrossing memoir, he recounts his experiences establishing and expanding companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last five decades. From the hardships his family faced trying to hold on to their cotton farm during the Depression to the coaching he received on the high school football field, Wyly describes how his early years in Louisiana prepared him for what lay ahead.
Risking $1,000 of his savings, Wyly founded University Computing in 1963 and took it public two years later, becoming a millionaire at age thirty. Throughout this book, he reveals the decisions and strategies behind many business successes, including founding Sterling Software, growing the small chains of Michaels Stores and Bonanza Steakhouses into nationwide brands, and founding Green Mountain Energy, the largest provider of cleaner energy in America today.
In this expanded edition, Wyly discusses the ?Great Crash of 2008? in historical perspective, offering insights on the causes of our current financial crisis and the path to recovery?including the importance of green energy for the future.

 

Going Rogue An American Life
Author: Sarah Palin


 

From her humble beginnings to her time in the spotlight as the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate,Sarah Palin has led an extraordinary life. Going Rogue will recount her political experiences,her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as the first female governor of Alaska,as well as her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign. Additionally,she'll share insights into the personal challenges she'd faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war's impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability and supporting her teenage daughter through an unplanned pregnancy.
Palin has received much attention through the media,but never before has her complete story been told in her own words. The memoir will be both a personal and political chronicle of her life.