As the rookie Republican governor of deep-blue Maryland, Larry Hogan had already beaten some daunting odds. A common-sense businessman with a down-to-earth style, he had won a long-shot election the Washington Post called "a stunning upset." He'd worked with cops and neighborhood leaders to quell Baltimore's worst rioting in forty-seven years. He'd saved his state from fiscal catastrophe, winning praise from Democrats, Republicans, and independents. But none of that prepared him for the life-threatening challenge he would have to face next: a highly aggressive form of late-stage cancer. Could America's most popular governor beat the odds again?
The people of Maryland, with their "Hogan Strong" wristbands, were certainly pulling for him, sending him back to the governor's office in a landslide. As Governor Hogan began his second term cancer-free, his next challenge went far beyond Maryland: bringing our divided country together for a better future.
In his own words, Larry Hogan tells the feel-good story of a fresh American leader being touted as the "anti-Trump Republican." A lifelong uniter at a time of sharp divisions. A politician with practical solutions that take the best from all sides. An open-hearted man who has learned important lessons from his own struggles in life.
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About the Authors
Ellis Henican is the New York Times bestselling author Home Team and Damn Few. An award-winning columnist for at Newsday and amNewYork, he hosts a nationally syndicated show on Talk Radio Network and often appears as a political analyst on The O’Reilly Factor and Fox News Watch. He is also an accomplished voice-over artist, best known for voicing the character Stormy in Cartoon Network’s Sealab 2021. He lives in New York City.
Larry Hogan is the sixty-second governor of Maryland and chairman of the National Governors Association. Recently reelected in a landslide, he is only the second Republican governor in Maryland history to win a second term. Known for his practical solutions, his stark transparency, and his ability to work across party lines, he is also a proud survivor of late-stage non-Hodgins lymphoma. His wife, Yumi Hogan, is the first Korean-American first lady in America. The Hogans live in the historic state capital of Annapolis.