Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Jane Sherron DeHart

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:00pm
Event Category: 
Public Speaker
Princeton University Community: Faculty, Fellows, Students, Staff

book coverMembers of the Princeton community receive priority; members of the public are welcome if space is available. Lunch is provided.

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Please join us for a lunchtime book talk with Jane Sherron DeHart, to discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life.

From Knopf: "The first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates.  In this large, comprehensive, revelatory biography, Jane De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs—her Jewish background. Tikkun olam, the Hebrew injunction to “repair the world,” with its profound meaning for a young girl who grew up during the Holocaust and World War II."

Jane Sherron DeHart
Professor Emerita, History
University of California, Santa Barbara

Jane Sherron De Hart is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 


Co Sponsor(s): 
The Program in American Studies