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Written By Evan Thomas
First
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 19 March 2019
  • ISBN : 0399589295
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled First written by Evan Thomas which was release on 19 March 2019, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—Walter Isaacson Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and The Washington Post 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 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. Praise for First “Cinematic . . . poignant . . . illuminating and eminently readable . . . First gives us a real sense of Sandra Day O’Connor the human being. . . . Thomas gives O’Connor the credit she deserves.”—The Washington Post “[A] fascinating and revelatory biography . . . a richly detailed picture of [O’Connor’s] personal and professional life . . . Evan Thomas’s book is not just a biography of a remarkable woman, but an elegy for a worldview that, in law as well as politics, has disappeared from the nation’s main stages.”—The New York Times Book Review

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First
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—...

Out of Order

Out of Order
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments ...

The Majesty of the Law

The Majesty of the Law
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : In this remarkable book, a national bestseller in hardcover, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Ann McFeatters
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-15
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : On July 1, 1981, President Ronald Reagan interviewed Sandra Day O'Connor as a candidate for the United States Supreme Court. A few days later, he called her. "Sandra, I'd like to announce your nomination to the Court tomorrow. Is that all right with you?" Scared and wondering if this was a mistake, ...

Lazy B

Lazy B
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor,H. Alan Day
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2002-02-11
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : The remarkable story of Sandra Day O’Connor’s family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today: the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most powerful women in America. “A ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Joan Biskupic
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned. She was called the most powerful woman in America, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Then, just one year short ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Lisa Tucker McElroy
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : A biography of Sandra Day O'Connor who, in 1981, became the first woman appointed as Supreme Court justice....

Sisters in Law

Sisters in Law
  • Author : Linda Hirshman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER The author of the celebrated Victory tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices. The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Christopher Henry
  • Publisher : Franklin Watts
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 63
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Recounts the life and career of the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, and discusses some of the cases she helped to decide...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Mary Hill
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2003-09-01
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : An easy-to-read biography of Sandra Day O'Connor who, in 1981, became the first woman appointed a Supreme Court justice....

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Beverly Gherman
  • Publisher : Viking Juvenile
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 54
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : A biography that follows Sandra Day O'Connor from her childhood on an Arizona ranch, through her days as a young lawyer, to her appointment as the first female to be named to the Supreme Court....

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor s First Amendment Approach to Free Expression

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor s First Amendment Approach to Free Expression
  • Author : Robyn S. Goodman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 43
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Download or read online Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor s First Amendment Approach to Free Expression written by Robyn S. Goodman, published by which was released on 1992. Get Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor s First Amendment Approach to Free Expression Books now! Available in PDF, ePub ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Sarah DeCapua
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, Sandra Day O�Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. This book celebrates the pioneering force Ms. O'Connor had during her service in the Supreme Court between 1981 - 2006. In 2009, her accomplishments were honored when President Obama presented her with ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Dennis Abrams
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, who challenged gender stereotypes by becoming the first female majority leader in the Arizona State Senate, and then the first female associate justice on the United States Supreme Court....

Finding Susie

Finding Susie
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : On a ranch in the American Southwest, Sandra longs for a pet but each time she tries to adopt a wild animal, she concludes that it will be better off where it belongs....