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My Own Words

My Own Words


My Own Words

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4.5/5 (107 Bewertungen)
Länge:
13 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Oct 4, 2016
ISBN:
9781508226291
Format:
Hörbuch

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Anmerkung des Herausgebers

In memoriam…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died on September 18th of cancer. Her memoir showcases her brilliant mind, as well as the cultural and political forces that shaped her approach to the bench. This is essential reading for those who want to know about one of the most influential judges in recent memory.

Beschreibung

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993-a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women.

This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg's speeches and bench announcements.
Freigegeben:
Oct 4, 2016
ISBN:
9781508226291
Format:
Hörbuch

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Über den Autor

Born in 1933, Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended the Harvard and Columbia University Law Schools, and taught law at Rutgers and Columbia. During the 1970s, while teaching at Columbia, she was instrumental in launching the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, and became the leading advocate in the Supreme Court for gender equality. She was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1980 and to the US Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. In 2009, Forbes named Ginsburg among the 100 Most Powerful Women. Glamour named her one of their 1993 Women of the Year and in 2012 presented her with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015,Time listed her as an Icon in the Time 100, and in 2016 Fortune named her one of the World’s Greatest Leaders.


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  • (4/5)
    This was really interesting but towards the end it became way too much information.
  • (5/5)
    The audio book is the only way to go. Yes
  • (5/5)
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s insight is revealed in her early writings, which display a passion for justice and a dedication to fighting hatred
    Great book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • (4/5)
    Fantastic writing. Ideas are clearly stated, drawing through the decades, which empathized more intensely the significance of issues in gaining women's rights. I discovered she did a number of other civil rights stands, of husband and soldier, and of course black rights. You might just say discrimination in general.
    It was very entertaining to hear of RBG's personal life. It began my basis of understanding of her legal stances, her devotion to the law, her integrity.
    The reader/listener should know more about law terms and practices than the average person. A certain knowledge of the major cases should be at your fingertip for quick reference (e.g. Roe, Brown, Griswold, Orr, Miller, et. al.). Although a brief synopsis was made at the start of each mention, there were many times I did not understand the real significance of an argument nor the legal nuances of certain cases for that reason. With some knowledge of the legal system, I do watch US Supreme Court Oral Arguments as well as interviews with the Justices so there is a real interest on my part. Yet occasionally it was dense for me.
    At times I thought I had already heard all about that topic or case. It seems she would restate things since it might fit under different categories of how the book was laid out. It was disturbing to me. I do feel it could have been more condensed.
    Linda Lavin has a monotone voice, unfortunately pausing at odd places making it difficult to follow the thought. (Perhaps she got to the end of a line or had to change a paper page or whatever.) I listened in the morning as not to fall asleep.
    I certainly recommend this book with all the knowledge, but perhaps only to those in the fields covered.
  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    really inspiring book. The audio has a number of original recordings of speeches and other events.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admire this incredible woman! What an incredible role model for women young and old.
    Linda Lavin was perfect in reading her words.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich