The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American Icon

By Antonia Felix (Author), Mimi Leder (Foreword)


Format Hardcover, Jacketed


The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American Icon

by Antonia Felix, Mimi Leder



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“This is an adoring photo history that wonderfully shows Ginsburg in her private life as well as public.”—Publishers Weekly

On the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court, this unofficial pictorial retrospective celebrates and honors the barrier-breaking achievements of Ruth Bader Ginsburg—the “Notorious RBG.”
Featuring a foreword by Mimi Leder, award-winning filmmaker and director of the upcoming major motion picture about RBG, On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux, and Sam Waterston (set to release on Christmas Day, 2018).

Not only does Ruth Bader Ginsburg possess one of the greatest legal minds of our time, she has become an admired pop culture icon. In 2018, Ginsburg celebrates her 25th anniversary as a justice of the Supreme Court. With 130 photographs, inspiring quotes, highlights from notable speeches and judicial opinions, and insightful commentary—plus a foreword by Mimi Leder—this gorgeously illustrated book pays tribute to RBG, whose work on behalf of gender equality, and whose unprecedented career itself, indelibly changed American society.
The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg covers her formative years growing up in Brooklyn; her time at Cornell University and at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools; her marriage and partnership with husband, Marty; her landmark cases; and the prejudice she overcame to reach the pinnacle of her field as the second woman to ascend to the country’s highest court. It also highlights the many “firsts” she achieved—including her becoming the first female tenured professor at Columbia Law School and cofounding the first Women’s Rights Project for the ACLU—while becoming a true American icon and pop culture sensation celebrated in the award-winning documentary RBG and the 2018 feature film about her origins, On the Basis of Sex.
“Felix (Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey) celebrates U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career in this reverential photo history. Photos chart the trajectory of Ginsburg’s life, from her childhood in Brooklyn, through her professorship at Columbia Law School, to her official swearing-in ceremony to the Supreme Court. Beyond the dozens of images capturing Ginsburg’s lengthy career in federal court, Felix includes tender candid photos of Ginsburg as a mother, grandmother, and wife to Marty Ginsburg. Brief yet informative biographical essays as well as excerpts from Ginsburg’s speeches provide solid context for both her career (‘Joining the faculty of Rutgers School of Law in 1963, Ruth became the second female law professor in the school’s history and began the sex discrimination work with which she would change society,’ writes Felix) and personal life (‘I became a lawyer in days when women were not wanted by most members of the legal profession, because Marty and his parents supported that choice unreservedly’). Readers will delight in the photos that capture Ginsburg’s presence on the internet (as in the Notorious R.B.G. Tumblr blog), and her visits to the opera with a close friend, the late Antonin Scalia. This is an adoring photo history that wonderfully shows Ginsburg in her private life as well as public.”—Publishers Weekly

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Antonia Felix, EdD, MFA, is a New York Times bestselling author of 20 nonfiction books, short fiction, a medical thriller, and a play. Her political biographies include Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life (Sourcebooks); Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey (Sterling), and Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream (Berkley/Penguin). She has spoken and lectured frequently on women in power and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, SkyNews, NPR, PBS’s Washington Journal, CNN International, BBC, CBS Radio, Sirius X|M, and others. She lives near Minneapolis, MN.

Award-winning filmmaker Mimi Leder, director of On the Basis of Sex, was the first woman ever accepted to AFI’s prestigious cinematography program. As a pioneering female voice, she directed the feature films The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and Pay It Forward; HBO’s Peabody® Award–winning TV series The Leftovers; and many other shows, including Shameless, The West Wing, L.A. Law, China Beach, and, notably, ER, which earned her two Emmys®, four Emmy nominations, and three Directors Guild of America nominations. Leder will direct and executive produce Apple TV’s upcoming untitled morning show drama series.

Pub Date: 10/9/2018

ISBN: 9781454933328

Price: $29.95 / $39.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 208 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.125 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Biography/Autobiography / Historical

Publisher: Sterling

Carton Quantity: 12

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