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The Resource First : Sandra Day O'Connor, Evan Thomas

First : Sandra Day O'Connor, Evan Thomas

Label
First : Sandra Day O'Connor
Title
First
Title remainder
Sandra Day O'Connor
Statement of responsibility
Evan Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Evan
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.O25
LC item number
T46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Connor, Sandra Day
  • United States
  • O'Connor, Sandra Day
  • United States
  • Women judges
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • LAW / Legal History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Employees
  • Women judges
  • United States
Label
First : Sandra Day O'Connor, Evan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1040204757
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 476 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399589287
Lccn
2018040502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1040204757
  • (OCoLC)1040204757
Label
First : Sandra Day O'Connor, Evan Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1040204757
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 476 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399589287
Lccn
2018040502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1040204757
  • (OCoLC)1040204757

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