Notorious RBG

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Author: Irin Carmon,Shana Knizhnik

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062415824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Featured in the forthcoming documentary, RBG “The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . Notorious RBG may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.”— Jennifer Senior, New York Times Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute. Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Author: Irin Carmon,Shana Knizhnik

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062797042

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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The New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG—whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name—is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers’ edition. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon to millions. Her tireless fight for equality and women’s rights has inspired not only great strides in the workforce but has impacted the law of the land. And now, perfect for a younger generation, comes an accessible biography of this fierce woman, detailing her searing dissents and powerful jurisprudence. This entertaining and insightful young readers’ edition mixes pop culture, humor, and expert analysis for a remarkable account of the indomitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Heroine. Trailblazer. Pioneer.

Women and Politics

Paths to Power and Political Influence

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Author: Julie Dolan,Melissa M. Deckman,Michele L. Swers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100762

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women’s movement to the female politicians in power today. Following the historic 2016 presidential election, this timely edition includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were forced to “perform gender” on the campaign trail, and tasked to at once prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered competent for the job.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy of Dissent

Feminist Rhetoric and the Law

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Author: Katie L. Gibson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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A rhetorical analysis of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's feminist jurisprudence.

Unraveled

Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

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Author: Josh Blackman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107169011

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Unraveled provides the definitive account of the battle to stop Obamacare from being 'woven into the fabric of America'.

The Most Dangerous Branch

Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution

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Author: David A. Kaplan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524759929

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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In the bestselling tradition of The Nine and The Brethren, The Most Dangerous Branch takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. David A. Kaplan, the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government—and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court has never before been more central in American life. It is the nine justices who too often now decide the controversial issues of our time—from abortion and same-sex marriage, to gun control, campaign finance and voting rights. The Court is so crucial that many voters in 2016 made their choice based on whom they thought their presidential candidate would name to the Court. Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch—the key decision of his new administration. The next justice—replacing Anthony Kennedy—will be even more important, holding the swing vote over so much social policy. Is that really how democracy is supposed to work? Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and dozens of their law clerks, Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court – Clarence Thomas’s simmering rage, Antonin Scalia’s death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s celebrity, Breyer Bingo, the petty feuding between Gorsuch and the chief justice, and what John Roberts thinks of his critics. Kaplan presents a sweeping narrative of the justices’ aggrandizement of power over the decades – from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United, to rulings during the 2017-18 term. But the arrogance of the Court isn’t partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court’s transcendent power, The Most Dangerous Branch is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality

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Author: Jonah Winter

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman’s place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School’s first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America’s most “notorious” women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.

I Dissent

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

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Author: Debbie Levy,Elizabeth Baddeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481465597

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American Icon

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Author: Antonia Felix

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454933328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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On the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court, this unofficial retrospective celebrates the "Notorious RBG"--Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Not only does she possess one of the greatest legal minds of our time, she has become a pop culture icon. With more than 100 photographs, quotes, inspiring speeches, and insightful commentary--plus a foreword by Mimi Leder--this tribute to her achievements covers her younger years, early professional life, marriage, many firsts, landmark cases, and the prejudice she overcame to reach the pinnacle of her field.

Queen Meryl

The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

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Author: Erin Carlson

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 9780316485272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An entertaining and affectionate portrait of legendary actress Meryl Streep's work, exploring her trailblazing roles in film, her feminist activism, and the indelible mark she's left on pop culture. Meryl Streep is the most celebrated actress of our time. She's a chameleon who disappears fully into each character she plays. She never tackles the same role twice. Instead, she leverages her rarified platform to channel a range of tough, complicated women--Margaret Thatcher, Karen Silkwood, the Anna Wintour avatar Miranda Priestly--rather than limit herself to marginal roles for which other actresses must settle: Supportive Wife. Supportive Mother. Supportive Yet Utterly Disposable Love Interest to the Leading Man. Streep will have none of that. The once-awkward, frizzy-haired suburban teen blossomed into a rising ingénue who quickly made a name on stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama, where she pursued prestigious theater degrees. She came of age during the women's movement of the Sixties and Seventies, and has worn her activism on her sleeve even when it was unfashionable. When she reached 40, the age when many leading ladies in Hollywood fully transition to those "supportive" roles, Streep plunged forward, taking her pick of parts that interested her and winning a pile of awards along the way. She's broken records with 16 Oscar nominations, winning Best Actress twice for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady and Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer. Meanwhile, she remained an unlikely box-office draw, her clout even managing to grow with age: The Devil Wears Prada, starring Streep as a brilliant and sadistic magazine editrix, scored $125 million worldwide. Her next film, Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda, is poised for bigger success. Queen Meryl will pay tribute to the fearless icon, documenting all of her accents, Oscars, highs, lows, friendships, and feuds. It will also explore her "off-brand" forays into action-adventure (The River Wild) and musicals (Mamma Mia!), and how she managed to do a lot with a little, and sneak her feminism into each character. In the spirit of Notorious RBG and The Tao of Bill Murray, two bestsellers as nontraditional as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bill Murray, Queen Meryl will transmit joy in homage to its allegedly serious subject.