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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a life

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By de Hart, Jane Sherron

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'A vivid account of a remarkable life' -The Washington Post In this bestselling comprehensive, revelatory biography - fifteen years of interviews and research in the making - historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion ...for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs was her Jewish background, specifically the concept of tikkun olam, the Hebrew injunction to repair the world, with its profound meaning for a young girl who grew up during the Holocaust and World War II. Ruth's journey begins with her mother, who died tragically young but whose intellect inspired her daughter's feminism. It stretches from Ruth's days as a baton twirler at Brooklyn's James Madison High School to Cornell University, and to Harvard and Columbia Law Schools; to becoming one of the first female law professors in the US and having to fight for equal pay and hide her second pregnancy to avoid losing her job; and to arguing momentous anti-sex discrimination cases before the US Supreme Court. All this, even before being nominated in 1993 to become the second woman on the court, where her crucial decisions and dissents are still making history. Intimately, personably told, this biography offers unprecedented insight into a pioneering life and legal career whose profound mark on American jurisprudence, American society, and American character and spirit will reverberate deep into the twenty-first century and beyond.
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ISBN 9781922310736
Published NZ 8 Dec 2020
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781922310736
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 8 Dec 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By de Hart, Jane Sherron
Category Social & Cultural History
Women's Studies
Constitution: Government & The State
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Number of Pages 608
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 347.732634
Weight 800g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade