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Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor

Photo © 1994 Dane Penland, Smithsonian Institution, courtesy of the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice, was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. As a child, she rode and hunted, learned about farming and how to raise cattle, and got to know and appreciate the wide variety of wild, indigenous animals around her family’s ranch. Young Sandra really did have a pet bobcat, tortoise, and a darling dog named Susie who became her most cherished animal friend. Justice O’Connor received her B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University. She married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952. President Reagan nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she... Read More

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Finding Susie

Written by Sandra Day O'Connor
Illustrated by Tom Pohrt


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $16.99

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Lazy B
Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $16.00

What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today—the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America?

In Lazy B, Sandra Day O'Connor, with her brother, Alan, tells the story of the... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Lazy B
Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 11, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Majesty of the Law
Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00

In The Majesty of the Law, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, and ideas, O’Connor... Read more >

The Majesty of the Law
Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.00

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

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