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Sandra Day O'Connor

by Evan Thomas

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $32 |


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Based on exclusive interviews and access to archives, an authoritative portrait of America's first female Supreme Court justice includes coverage of her convention-breaking achievements and role in shaping decades of American law. By the best-selling author of Being Nixon. Illustrations.

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Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to Sandra Day O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary. Mike Moore/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

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