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First : Sandra Day O'Connor

Author: Evan Thomas
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Publishing Group, 2019.
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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?by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas. "She's a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time."?Walter Isaacson She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sandra Day O'Connor; Sandra Day O'Connor
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Thomas
ISBN: 0399589295 9780399589294
OCLC Number: 1088700388
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Evan Thomas.

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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?by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas. "She's a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time."?Walter Isaacson 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 State 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. Advance praise for First "A great storyteller has found his greatest subject in trailblazer Sandra Day O'Connor. Evan Thomas has written one of the most insightful and thoroughly captivating biographies I have ever read: A clear and compelling illumination of Sandra Day O'Connor's unique voice and place in American history is told through her remarkable life's journey from a rancher's daughter to the first woman appointed to the highest court in the land."?Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Leadership: In Turbulent Times "A vivid, humane, and inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman and how she both reflected and shaped an era."?Drew Faust, president emerita, Harvard University.

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