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Author: Barbara Allen Babcock
Publisher: New Orleans, Louisiana : Quid Pro Books, 2016. ©2016
Series: Journeys and memoirs series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Barbara Allen Babcock; Barbara Allen Babcock
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Allen Babcock
ISBN: 9781610273596 1610273591 9781610273572 1610273575
OCLC Number: 956469405
Description: v, 223 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: The lawyer's daughter --
An Ivy League education : Penn and Yale (1956-1963) --
Woman and man at Yale (1960-1963) --
Into the real world : clerkship and early practice (1963-1966) --
Mob memories (1964-1966) --
Precious freedom : favorite cases (1966-1968) --
Taking charge : the D.C. Public Defender Service (1968-1972) --
Defending the guilty --
Falling into feminism --
Becoming a Californian (1972-1976) --
"General Babcock" (1977-1979) --
Love and friendship in scholarland (1980-present) --
Teaching and testifying (1980-present) --
Writing a life : recovering and marketing Clara Foltz --
Afterword: About remembering.
Series Title: Journeys and memoirs series.
Other Titles: Woman lawyer's life
Responsibility: Barbara Babcock.

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"The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters alike, Barbara Babcock led by example and by the written word — and recounts her part of history in this candid and personal memoir." -- Book jacket.

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