Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

by Jane Sherron de Hart

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ISBN-13: 9781400040483
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 6,668
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

JANE SHERRON DE HART is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface: An American Icon ix

Part I Becoming Ruth

1 Celia's Daughter 3

2 Cornell and Marty 30

3 Learning the Law on Male Turf 55

4 Sailing in "Uncharted Waters" 78

5 The Making of a Feminist Advocate 104

6 Seizing the Moment 123

Part II Mounting a Campaign

7 A First Breakthrough 147

8 Setting Up Shop and Strategy 160

Part III Learning Under Fire

9 "The Case That Got Away" 179

10 A "Near Great Leap Forward" 197

11 Coping with a Setback 218

Part IV Moving Forward

12 Getting Back on Track 233

13 Moving Forward on Shifting Political Ground 252

Part V Becoming Judge and Justice

14 An Unexpected Cliff-Hanger 277

15 The 107th Justice 302

16 Mother of the Regiment 327

17 "I Cannot Agree" 349

Part VI Standing Firm

18 Persevering in Hard Times 377

19 Losing Marty and Leading the Minority 405

20 Race Matters 428

21 The Right Thing to Do 450

22 A Hobbled Court 476

23 An Election and a Presidency Like No Other 498

Epilogue: Legacy 529

Acknowledgments 543

Notes 547

Bibliography 659

Index 695

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