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Isabel Diaz is set to be the first woman to win the White House.

'But her chances plummet when a Muslim protege is accused of syphoning funds to terrorists and, seemingly unrelated, a young Australian software whizz is tossed off a London skyscraper.

'Then, when a TV journalist digs up a dark secret from Isabel's past, her presidential hopes shatter.

'With the public stunned, and only days before the vote, terrorists use the Australian's stolen software to launch a daring attack on New York City.

'Isabel Diaz is born to run. But can she ever win...? And should she...?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my three amigos
  • Epigraph:
    "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president. I'm beginning to believe it."
    -Clarence Darrow, defence attorney and writer (1857-1938)

    "Can a woman be president of the United States?"
    At present the answer is emphatically 'No'."
    -Eleanor Roosevelt, 'Women in Politics'
    (Good Housekeeping, 1940)

    "Yes, absolutely. I think, you know, because why not?'
    -Arnold Schwarzenegger on allowing foreign-born Americans to run for president (60 Minutes, 2004)

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
    with the blood to patriots & tyrants."
    -Thomas Jefferson (1787)
  • Other formats: Also dyslexic edition

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Neutral Bay, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pantera Press , 2011 .
      image of person or book cover 4434970073172526029.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 387p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: August 2011.
      • Includes an extract of John M. Green's Nowhere Man (pp. 381-387)
      ISBN: 9780980741889 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Review] Born to Run Tim Prenzler , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 4 2017; (p. 61)

'John Green's novel Born to Run is styled as a political thriller with a very contemporary theme. It concerns a run at the White House by a female candidate - a Republican in this case - who is blindsided by a series of events that threaten to destroy her credibility and derail the campaign. Green's protagonist - Isabel Diaz - has the Party's nomination and is charging towards the finish line when the story opens. The presidential nominee is well-crafted as a highly intelligent super-achiever caught in complex family circumstances with a dark secret from her childhood that she desperately seeks to hide. The threats to her campaign include a rogue supporter redirecting campaign funds and a bizarre terror plot engineered by a group of ninja-like assassins operating in a high-tech shadow world.' (Introduction)

Leading Candidate in Political Thrillers Graeme Samuel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 58)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Pollies and Hacks Play a Dirty Game Sam Bungey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel ; Hello Darkness Sam De Brito , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Ian Orchard , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 September 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Rattling the Gates of the White House Alan Gold , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Rebecca Butterworth , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Rattling the Gates of the White House Alan Gold , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Ian Orchard , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 September 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
Pollies and Hacks Play a Dirty Game Sam Bungey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel ; Hello Darkness Sam De Brito , 2011 single work novel
Leading Candidate in Political Thrillers Graeme Samuel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 58)

— Review of Born to Run John M. Green , 2011 single work novel
[Review] Born to Run Tim Prenzler , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 4 2017; (p. 61)

'John Green's novel Born to Run is styled as a political thriller with a very contemporary theme. It concerns a run at the White House by a female candidate - a Republican in this case - who is blindsided by a series of events that threaten to destroy her credibility and derail the campaign. Green's protagonist - Isabel Diaz - has the Party's nomination and is charging towards the finish line when the story opens. The presidential nominee is well-crafted as a highly intelligent super-achiever caught in complex family circumstances with a dark secret from her childhood that she desperately seeks to hide. The threats to her campaign include a rogue supporter redirecting campaign funds and a bizarre terror plot engineered by a group of ninja-like assassins operating in a high-tech shadow world.' (Introduction)

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