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  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 05 May 2020
  • ISBN : 9780399589300
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 voters

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—as seen on PBS’s American Experience “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—Walter Isaacson Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and The Washington Post She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. She became the first ever female majority leader of a state senate. As a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals, she stood up to corrupt lawyers and humanized the law. When she arrived at the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she began a quarter-century tenure on the Court, hearing cases that ultimately shaped American law. Diagnosed with cancer at fifty-eight, and caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s, O’Connor endured every difficulty with grit and poise. Women and men who want to be leaders and be first in their own lives—who want to learn when to walk away and when to stand their ground—will be inspired by O’Connor’s example. This is a remarkably vivid and personal portrait of a woman who loved her family, who believed in serving her country, and who, when she became the most powerful woman in America, built a bridge forward for all women. Praise for First “Cinematic . . . poignant . . . illuminating and eminently readable . . . First gives us a real sense of Sandra Day O’Connor the human being. . . . Thomas gives O’Connor the credit she deserves.”—The Washington Post “[A] fascinating and revelatory biography . . . a richly detailed picture of [O’Connor’s] personal and professional life . . . Evan Thomas’s book is not just a biography of a remarkable woman, but an elegy for a worldview that, in law as well as politics, has disappeared from the nation’s main stages.”—The New York Times Book Review

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First

First
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780399589300
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—as seen on PBS’s American Experience “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—Walter Isaacson Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and The

First

First
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780399589294
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—as seen on PBS’s American Experience “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—Walter Isaacson Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and The

First

First
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780399589287
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"Based on exclusive interviews and access to the Supreme Court archives, this is the intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of America's first female Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor--by New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas. She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her class at law school in 1952,

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Author : Joan Biskupic
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2005-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780060590185
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Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned. She was called the most powerful woman in America, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Then, just one year short of a quarter century on the bench, she surprised her colleagues and the nation by announcing her retirement. Drawing on information from once-private papers of the justices, hundreds of interviews

Lazy B

Lazy B
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor,H. Alan Day
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2002-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781588361431
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The remarkable story of Sandra Day O’Connor’s family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today: the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most powerful women in America. “A charming memoir about growing up as sturdy cowboys and cowgirls in a time now past.”—USA Today In this illuminating and unusual book, Sandra Day O’Connor tells, with her

Sisters in Law

Sisters in Law
  • Author : Linda Hirshman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780062238481
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER The author of the celebrated Victory tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges,

The Majesty of the Law

The Majesty of the Law
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307432414
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In this remarkable book, a national bestseller in hardcover, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, ideas, and landmark cases, O’Connor sheds new light on the basics, exploring through personal observation the evolution of the Court and American democratic traditions. Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Author : Ann Carey McFeatters
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780826332189
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The National Women's Hall of Fame presents a biographical sketch of the American jurist Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ), who was the first woman named to the U.S. Supreme Court. A portrait of O'Connor is provided.

Finding Susie

Finding Susie
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780375841033
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On a ranch in the American Southwest, Sandra longs for a pet but each time she tries to adopt a wild animal, she concludes that it will be better off where it belongs.

Shortlisted

Shortlisted
  • Author : Hannah Brenner Johnson,Renee Knake Jefferson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781479811960
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Best Book of 2020, National Law Journal The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered—but not selected—for the US Supreme Court In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court after centuries of male appointments, a watershed moment in the long struggle for gender equality. Yet few know about the remarkable women considered in the decades before her triumph. Shortlisted tells the overlooked stories of nine extraordinary women—a cohort

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Author : Nancy Maveety
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0847681955
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This work analyses the judicial contributions of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the US Supreme Court. It describes how she used accommodationist decision-making strategies to influence the development of both constitutional law and the Court's norms of collegiality. --from publisher description.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Author : Lisa Tucker McElroy
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 0761325026
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A biography of Sandra Day O'Connor who, in 1981, became the first woman appointed as Supreme Court justice.

The Chief

The Chief
  • Author : Joan Biskupic
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • ISBN : 9780465093281
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An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far. John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Author : Beverly Gherman
  • Publisher : Viking Juvenile
  • Release Date : 1991
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105120954677
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A biography that follows Sandra Day O'Connor from her childhood on an Arizona ranch, through her days as a young lawyer, to her appointment as the first female to be named to the Supreme Court.

The Man to See

The Man to See
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781439127964
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This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" (Kirkus Reviews). Legendary attorney Edward Bennet Williams was arguably the best trial lawyer ever to practice. Now, for the first time, bestselling author Evan Thomas takes us into the courtrooms of Williams's greatest performances as he defends "Godfather" Frank Costello, Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sinatra, The Washington Post, and others, as well as behind the scenes where the witnesses are coached,