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"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 [...]. 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." --Provided by publisher.
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Athena Public Library 921 OCO (Text) 37813000171341 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/23/2019 Available -
Baker County Library 347.732634 .O188t 2019 (Text) 37814003256022 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 06/09/2021 on display -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 347.732 T455 (Text) 35178001756397 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/29/2019 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 921 OCO (Text) 37838000581934 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/02/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library 921 OCONNOR 2019 (Text) 33892100595942 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/19/2019 Checked out 08/09/2021
Joseph Public Library 921 OCO (Text) 30002000253930 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/02/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library 921 O'CONN (Text) 33330004451581 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/01/2019 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 Oc5 (Text) 37801000631836 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/26/2019 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 921 OCON (Text) 33892006364039 NON-FICTION Book None 04/09/2019 Checked out 08/12/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399589287
  • ISBN: 0399589287
  • Physical Description: xvi, 476 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-447) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Lazy B -- Stanford -- The golden couple -- Majority leader -- Arizona judge -- The president calls -- Inside the marble palace -- Scrutiny -- FWOTSC -- Cancer -- A woman's role -- Civic religion -- Bush v. Gore -- Affirmative action -- End game -- Labor of love.
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 [...]. 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." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
Women judges > United States > Biography.
United States. Supreme Court > Officials and employees > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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