About the Author


Tony Bartelme, a two-time finalist for Pulitzer Prizes in feature and explanatory reporting, is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. His work has been featured in Essence and other national magazines, and his investigative reports havegarnered tops awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Gerald Loeb Foundation. In 2011, he was a Harvard University Nieman Fellow. He has co-authored two books,"The Bridge Builders" and "Into the Wind." Schuyler Kropf and Robert Behre are award-winning governmentreporters with The Post and Courier. Together they have more than 50 years of experience covering politics in South Carolina.  











Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story


Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story takes a deep dive into the story of one of the nation’s most riveting political dramas. Mark Sanford seemed to have it all: A beautiful wife and family, wealth, and promising career that put him at the center of the nation’s debate over its financial future. He had even been mentioned as a possible candidate for vice president and president. And then he threw it all away. In a public meltdown more vivid than any reality show, he confessed to having an affair with his “soul mate” in Argentina. Then, he took a chance and threw his hat into yet another campaign – and a chance for redemption.

Based on in-depth interviews and new unpublished documents, two-time Pulitzer finalist Tony Bartelme tells a saga of success, deceit and a man’s quest to discover the roots of his failure. While the spotlight has shined brightly on Sanford’s triumphs and failures, Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story probes the roots of the man at the center of this epic drama. The book includes more than 75 pages of text and 50 pages of photos and documents.
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