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Author Thomas, Evan, 1951- author.

Title First : Sandra Day O'Connor / Evan Thomas.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    92 O'Connor,S THO    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 O'Connor,S THO    Available
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    92 O'Connor,S THO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  92 OCONNOR,S THO    DUE 12-10-19
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xvi, 476 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Women judges -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title 1st : Sandra Day O'Connor
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