- Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Berkley Hardcover; Auflage: 1 (6. Juli 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0425234835
- ISBN-13: 978-0425234839
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 15,5 x 3 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.366.207 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. Juli 2010
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Antonia Felix is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books, including bestselling political biographies of Condoleezza Rice and Laura Bush. A frequent and much-sought-after speaker on women’s political topics, she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews Channel and many other networks. She has reported on the state of women’s rights in Iran at briefings in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and also writes a column on energy and sustainability issues for the historic Emporia Gazette. A longtime resident of New York City, Felix now lives with her husband in Kansas.
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A Legend in Her Own Time
am 11. März 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
What makes this book most interesting are the comments made about Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Her work ethic, self-discipline, her confidence, her judgement, her generosity, her good nature, her sociability, her warmth, her commitment, and last but not least, her devotion to her mother. Actually, more can, has, and will be said about this remarkable woman. Sotomayor's judicial judgement seems to be impeccable. In addition, we know from Felix that her subject is not a wealthy woman, despite her significant income. Apparently, she gives and loans out to friends and relatives, whatever their financial necessities might require. No one, however, would call Sotomayor generous to a fault because, she has no faults. The only thing she can not do, is, walk on water! Not yet, anyway. For all its informative qualities, the book seems to lack something very fundamental to a good biography. That is, I believe, an intimate, first hand knowledge of the person you are talking about, especially if that person were still alive. In other words, while research is of course required, Felix's journalistic style feels detached and her information, quite dry. Do I recommend this book? Yes, I do. Sotomayor is too significant a person for us to ignore. We should know who she is. We should know what important colleagues have said about their experiences with her. We should become familiar with her rulings, especially her contribution to ending the baseball strike, and fighting against the racket of counterfeit goods passing for brand names, in particular, Fendi brand named products. Sotomayor is a hands on judge. If she needs to get her hands dirty to stop a crime, she will, and has, frequently. We know she has poise and modesty to balance her insatiable appetite to learn and do good for the constituents involved in each case. In addition, Sotomayor's record on the bench, suggests that she is no slouch when it comes to sentencing a defendant. Felix is credible, despite her approach. I did not feel that she exaggerated what appear to be, totally remarkable traits, because, Felix tended to quote others often and with sufficient detail and context to be convincing. Overall, "The True American Dream" appears to be exactly that; a dream that may inspire other woman, especially Hispanic women, to follow their calling.
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A Contemporary Heroine
am 28. Juli 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Sotomayor offers us, particularly women and especially young women, a model, a heroine of our time. Sonia Sotomayor could have become someone so much less worthy or our admiration, so much less well-educated, less passionate and less compassionate. Instead, because of the bonds of a close and loving family, with the help of a society anxious to reward hard work and high intellect and because also of the attention of exceptional teachers, Sotomayor rose to unprescedented heights for a woman of her economic background and ethnicity. Sotomayor's memoir is touching in its truthfulness; because she wrote without ghostwriter and wrote about not just the good that happened to her and her family, but the unfortunate circumstances which she overcame.
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BORING and lacking literary substance
am 17. Juni 2015 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Be aware this is an unauthorized biography. Sonia Sotomayor was not interviewed by the author. There is no real story here. The author interviewed some distant relatives for some tidbits and took the rest from public records and the media. It's a very dry chronological summary of the judge's life, much of it is about her education and early career. I had hoped for some real insight about Ms. Sotomayor or some inspiration about her path, but I got nothing out of this read. I wouldn't have bothered to finish it if it weren't for the fact that my book club was reading it this month and it's my turn to host. It was about as painful as I could stand.
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Interesting but plodding
am 12. März 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Sonia Sotomayer is definitely a woman to be admired. The biography takes you back to her humble beginning as a child of a hard working mother. Several chapters at the beginning are devoted to the enormous role her mother played in all Sonia's achievements. The biographer showed her hard working, dedicated side, her intelligence and drive to succeed. But there were only a few, short glimpses into her personal life. Her love life seemed to be almost non-existent and although the author referred to her many friends, one didn't feel she had much time for them. I was also disappointed that Sonia Sotomayer did not want to be interviewed for the book. It was too bad. I think it would have made for a better understanding of this amazing woman.
An Attainable Dream for a Remarkable Woman
am 27. Januar 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
A remarkable but high-level review of the times in which Justice Sotomayor rose from childhood to a seat on the U. S. Supreme Court. A quick study of her cases throughout her career reflect a remarkable ability to grasp the intricate details of a case and a keen ability to use everyday experiences along with an in-depth knowledge of the law to arrive at an informed decision which may change the life of an individual and perhaps our county itself. I believe an evening around a poker table with Justice Sotomayor would be an enlightening evening well spent.
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