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The first full life-private, public, legal, philosophical-of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates. In this large, comprehensive, revelatory biography, Jane De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The first full life-private, public, legal, philosophical-of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates. In this large, comprehensive, revelatory biography, Jane De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs-her Jewish background. 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. We see the influence of her mother, Celia Amster Bader, whose intellect inspired her daughter's feminism, insisting that Ruth become independent, as she witnessed her mother coping with terminal cervical cancer (Celia died the day before Ruth, at seventeen, graduated from high school). From Ruth's days as a baton twirler at Brooklyn's James Madison High School, to Cornell University, Harvard and Columbia Law Schools (first in her class), to being a law professor at Rutgers University (one of the few women in the field and fighting pay discrimination), hiding her second pregnancy so as not to risk losing her job; founding the Women's Rights Law Reporter, writing the brief for the first case that persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down a sex-discriminatory state law, then at Columbia (the law school's first tenured female professor); becoming the director of the women's rights project of the ACLU, persuading the Supreme Court in a series of decisions to ban laws that denied women full citizenship status with men. Her years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, deciding cases the way she played golf, as she, left-handed, played with right-handed clubs-aiming left, swinging right, hitting down the middle. Her years on the Supreme Court . . . A pioneering life and legal career whose profound mark on American jurisprudence, on American society, on our American character and spirit, will reverberate deep into the twenty-first century and beyond.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: KNOPF
  • Seitenzahl: 752
  • Erscheinungstermin: 16. Oktober 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 169mm x 50mm
  • Gewicht: 1106g
  • ISBN-13: 9781400040483
  • ISBN-10: 1400040485
  • Artikelnr.: 50910515
Autorenporträt
Jane Sherron De Hart is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Rezensionen
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

An in-depth biography of the Supreme Court justice who has become a pop-culture icon.
USA Today

De Hart s thorough biography relates this life story with a nice sense of the sweep of feminist and legal history that is contained within it.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monumental. . . . The first comprehensive biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . . . De Hart excels in explaining the majority opinions, and later the dissents, in which she participated with remarkable clarity, illuminating the issues, the competing positions, and the significance of each in language easily grasped by readers with no legal training.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

De Hart s great strength is her ability to explain Ginsburg's cases and the legal strategies she employed. . . . An insightful, fascinating, and admiring biography of one of America s most extraordinary jurists.
Publishers Weekly

Meticulously researched. . . . Ginsburg s career is skillfully placed within the context of American social and political history.
Library Journal

Passionate and thorough. . . . A major event in scholarship on American law.
Washington Monthly

Scholarly, yet accessible. . . . Rewarding and compelling.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magisterial and timely. . . . Written in clear language and grounded in historical context.
The Forward

Compelling. . . . De Hart succeeds in showing us that the 107th person to be appointed to the Supreme Court is much more than a pop culture icon.
Jewish Journal

A masterful biography that adds depth and insight to Ginsburg's only-in-America life story.
Washington Independent Review of Books

De Hart displays an impressive grasp of each area of Ginsburg s legal influence, from women s rights to voting rights to gay rights to immigrant rights, with a particular focus on striking down laws that discriminated on the basis of gender.
Newsweek

A rigorous, comprehensive, deftly written biography.
The National Book Review

De Hart dynamically devotes more than 500 pages to the amazing life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . . . This extensively documented account. . .is also quite engaging and very easy to read.
Booklist (starred review)

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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

  An in-depth biography of the Supreme Court justice who has become a pop-culture icon.
USA Today

De Hart s thorough biography relates this life story with a nice sense of the sweep of feminist and legal history that is contained within it.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monumental. . . . The first comprehensive biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . . . De Hart excels in explaining the majority opinions, and later the dissents, in which she participated with remarkable clarity, illuminating the issues, the competing positions, and the significance of each in language easily grasped by readers with no legal training.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  De Hart s great strength is her ability to explain Ginsburg's cases and the legal strategies she employed. . . . An insightful, fascinating, and admiring biography of one of America s most extraordinary jurists.
Publishers Weekly

Meticulously researched. . . . Ginsburg s career is skillfully placed within the context of American social and political history.
Library Journal

Passionate and thorough. . . . A major event in scholarship on American law.
Washington Monthly

  Scholarly, yet accessible. . . . Rewarding and compelling.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magisterial and timely. . . . Written in clear language and grounded in historical context.
The Forward

  Compelling. . . . De Hart succeeds in showing us that the 107th person to be appointed to the Supreme Court is much more than a pop culture icon.
Jewish Journal

A masterful biography that adds depth and insight to Ginsburg's only-in-America life story.
Washington Independent Review of Books

De Hart displays an impressive grasp of each area of Ginsburg s legal influence, from women s rights to voting rights to gay rights to immigrant rights, with a particular focus on striking down laws that discriminated on the basis of gender.
Newsweek

A rigorous, comprehensive, deftly written biography.
The National Book Review

  De Hart dynamically devotes more than 500 pages to the amazing life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . . . This extensively documented account. . .is also quite engaging and very easy to read.
Booklist (starred review)
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