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First [large print] : Sandra Day O'Connor / Evan Thomas.

Thomas, Evan 1951- (author).

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

2 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cliffdale Library LP B O'CONNOR (Text) 31781064877234 Adult Large Print Nonfiction Checked out 09/11/2019
Cooleemee L B O'CONNOR (Text) 39872001930764 Adult Large Print Biography Available -
Cumberland Headquarters LP B O'CONNOR (Text) 31781064877218 Adult Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Marion Library LP BIO OCO (Text) 37810435754352 Adult Large Print New Nonfiction Checked out 09/04/2019
North Regional Library LP B O'CONNOR (Text) 31781064877226 Adult Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Rockingham Outreach LP B O'Connor (Text) 31554010499068 Adult Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Statesville Main Library L.P. B OCONNOR THO (Text) 33114018048363 Adult Large Print Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984887009
  • ISBN: 9781984887009
  • Physical Description: xix, 770 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
    large print
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "An intimate portrait of the first woman supreme Court Justice." - cover
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [709]-713) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Large type books.
Summary: "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"--

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