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First: Sandra Day O’Connor
by Evan Thomas
496 pages
Random House
Published: March 2019

First: Sandra Day O’Connor” by Evan Thomas was published in 2019, thirteen years after O’Connor retired as a member of the Supreme Court. Thomas has taught at Harvard and Princeton and was a writer and editor at Newsweek and Time Magazine. He is the author of ten books, two of which I’ve read: “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World” and “Being Nixon: A Man Divided.”

Sandra Day O’Connor (1930- ) is best-known as the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court. Almost as notable: she was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the US Senate, which seems unfathomable given today’s political climate. Less well known is that…

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