Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

NATIONAL BESTSELLER?A vivid account of a remarkable life.? -The Washington PostIn this 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 is her Jewish background, specifically the concept oftikkun 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 to Harvard and Columbia Law Schools; to becoming one of the first female law professors in the country and having to fight for equal pay and hide her second pregnancy to avoid losing her job; to becoming the director of the ACLU?s Women?s Rights Project and arguing momentous anti-sex discrimination cases before the U.S. 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 our American character and spirit will reverberate deep into the twenty-first century and beyond.REVISED AND UPDATED WITH A NEW AFTERWORDReview?Readable and rewarding. . . . Ginsburg is a true-blue legal icon.? -NPR?Engaging and admiring.? -The Wall Street Journal ?In a revealing new biography, 15 years in the making, Jane Sherron De Hart helps untangle the mystery of the decorous Ginsburg as feminist gladiator.? -The Atlantic

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