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First : Sandra Day O'Connor / Evan Thomas.

Thomas, Evan 1951- (author.).

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Cleveland County Main Library B O'CONNOR (Text) 22281500140389 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 09/11/2019
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  • ISBN: 0399589287
  • ISBN: 9780399589287
  • Physical Description: xvi, 476 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-447) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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, 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. This is a remarkably vivid and personal portrait of a woman who loved her family and believed in serving her country, who, when she became the most powerful woman in America, built a bridge forward for the women who followed her.
Subject: O'Connor, Sandra Day 1930-
United States. Supreme Court Officials and employees Biography
Women judges United States Biography
Genre: Biographies.

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