First

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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Download or read book entitled First by author: Evan Thomas which was release on 19 March 2019 and published by Random House with total page 496 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.”—...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Carol Greene
  • Publisher : Children's Press(CT)
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 31
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Traces the life of the first woman appointed an associate justice of the highest court in the country....

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....

Chico

Chico
  • Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-05
  • Total pages : 29
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : In this lively autobiographical story, young Sandra displays the forthright spirit that later helped her become the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sandra loves the ranch where she lives with her mother and father. Most of all, she loves to ride her pony, Chico. One ...

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 : 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 ...

Justice Sandra Day O Connor

Justice Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Nancy Maveety
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : This work analyses the judicial contributions of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the US Supreme Court. It describes how she used accommodationist decision-making strategies to influence the development of both constitutional law and the Court's norms of collegiality. --from publisher description....

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 : 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....

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Beverly Berwald
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Traces the life and career of the first woman appointed a Supreme Court justice...

Equal Justice

Equal Justice
  • Author : Harold Woods,Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 127
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : A biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman Supreme Court justice, which includes her childhood, her early legal career, and her life since her appointment....

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 ...

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Ann Carey McFeatters
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : The National Women's Hall of Fame presents a biographical sketch of the American jurist Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ), who was the first woman named to the U.S. Supreme Court. A portrait of O'Connor is provided....

Nomination of Sandra Day O Connor

Nomination of Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 414
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Read online Nomination of Sandra Day O Connor written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary, published by which was released on 1981. Download full Nomination of Sandra Day O Connor Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sandra Day O Connor

Sandra Day O Connor
  • Author : Gini Holland
  • Publisher : Heinemann/Raintree
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0399589295
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Summary : Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first woman to be named to the Supreme Court....