Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

Holt. Nov. 2019. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9781250235169. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250235176. LAW
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b. 1933) has grown in popularity over the past several years, many books and films about her have emerged. This new volume seeks to set itself apart by sharing original conversations between the Supreme Court Justice and Rosen (law, George Washington Univ.), president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center, who frames many of the conversations through his own experiences with her. Each chapter begins with some context, anecdote, or narrative, often about the Justice’s love of opera, her judicial experience, or her personal life. Parts of their conversations are presented verbatim. Ginsburg’s passages are powerful and enlightening, but what this book offers about Ginsberg’s personal history and judicial philosophy has largely been addressed in other books and interviews.
VERDICT Libraries with patrons keenly interested in the Supreme Court, especially those serving law, political science, and American history students, will find this a compelling addition. For those eager to add a new resource on the Justice, this book provides a solid introduction to her life and thoughts on the American legal system.
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