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Author: Evan Thomas
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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, 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sandra Day O'Connor; Sandra Day O'Connor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Thomas
ISBN: 9780399589287 0399589287
OCLC Number: 1040204757
Description: xvi, 476 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Lazy B --
Stanford --
The golden couple --
Majority leader --
Arizona judge --
The President calls --
Inside the marble palace --
Scrutiny --
FWOTSC --
Cancer --
A woman's role --
Civil religion --
Bush v. Gore --
Affirmative action --
End game --
Labor of love.
Responsibility: Evan Thomas.

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"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, 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 State Court of Appeals, she stood up to corrupt lawyers and humanized the law. When she arrived at the Supreme Court, appointed by 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 today will be inspired by how to be first in your own life, how to know when to fight and when to walk away, through O'Connor's example."--

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