Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice

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Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, was called the most powerful woman in America. She became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Drawing on information gleaned from once-private papers, hundreds of interviews, and the insight gained from nearly two decades of covering the Supreme Court, author Joan Biskupic offers readers a fascinating portrait of a complex and multifaceted woman--lawyer, politician, legislator, and justice, as well as wife, mother, A-list society hostess, and competitive athlete. Biskupic provides an in-depth account of her transformation from tentative jurist to confident architect of American law.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Drawing on information from once-private papers of the justices, hundreds of interviews, and insight gained from 17 years of covering the Supreme Court, the author examines the remarkable career of the first woman on the Supreme Court. Full description

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"[A] fascinating and revealing biography.. Biskupic writes clearly and without hyperbole." -- St. Petersburg Times

"A fine new biography." -- New York Times

"[A] highly readable and engaging work.. [A] powerful and persuasive account." -- Washington Post Book World

"[A] smart book.. Brisk and thorough." -- Bloomberg News

A fine new biography. --New York Times

"An insightful biography of perhaps the most influential associate justice in recent history.... Highly recommended."--Library Journal

"A valuable window into O'Connor's operating style."--Roll Call

"Biskupic ... draws on once-private Court documents and hundreds of interviews to offer an absorbing portrait.... [An] illuminating biography."--Booklist

"[A] lively life of the just-retired Associate Justice.... [A] fitting farewell to an influential jurist."--Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent account of Sandra Day O'Connor's life and times as the first woman Supreme Court justice."--Washington Post Blog

"[A] fascinating and revealing biography.... Biskupic writes clearly and without hyperbole."--St. Petersburg Times

"A fine new biography."--New York Times

"[A] smart book.... Brisk and thorough."--Bloomberg News

"A comprehensive narrative of O'Connor's remarkable judicial career."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[A] highly readable and engaging work.... [A] powerful and persuasive account."--Washington Post Book World

[A] lively life of the just-retired Associate Justice . [A] fitting farewell to an influential jurist. --Kirkus Reviews"

An insightful biography of perhaps the most influential associate justice in recent history . Highly recommended. --Library Journal"

A comprehensive narrative of O Connor s remarkable judicial career. --Los Angeles Times Book Review"

A fine new biography. --New York Times"

[A] fascinating and revealing biography . Biskupic writes clearly and without hyperbole. --St. Petersburg Times"

An excellent account of Sandra Day O Connor s life and times as the first woman Supreme Court justice. --Washington Post Blog"

A valuable window into O Connor s operating style. --Roll Call"

Biskupic ... draws on once-private Court documents and hundreds of interviews to offer an absorbing portrait . [An] illuminating biography. --Booklist"

[A] smart book . Brisk and thorough. --Bloomberg News"

[A] highly readable and engaging work . [A] powerful and persuasive account. --Washington Post Book World"

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