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Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations (Lisa Drew Books)

Hope, Judith Richards

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ISBN 10: 074321482X / ISBN 13: 9780743214827
Published by Scribner, 2003
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Inscribed by author on title page. The author's reminiscences of the women in the Harvard Law Class of 1964, of which she was a member. A brief center photo supplement on coated paper, a few smaller photos in text. Author describes and provides some photos of a few illustrious classmates, including Pat Schroeder, Stephen Breyer, Michael Boudin, James Schoeder and other luminaries in law and other fields. Harvard was not an easy experience for these women, who graduated a bit ahead of the feminist writers and movement participants who later called various institutions to task for their gender bias. A very interesting portrait of a certain time in America. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine. 293 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14516

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Title: Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the ...

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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To illustrate the challenges facing women of her generation, author Judith Richards Hope describes the lives and careers of a handful of barrier-breaking women, including herself, from Harvard Law School's class of 1964, who fought and overcame preconceptions and prejudices against their entering what, at the time, was a male vocation. Despite their struggles in law school and in the workplace, they maintained their ambition and ultimately achieved remarkable success. They look back on law school as a time of enormous personal and intellectual growth.
Pinstripes & Pearls illuminates the extraordinary trajectories of these women - among them Pat Schroeder, Judith W. Rogers, and Hope herself - who forged an old-girl network and became lifelong friends. Through compelling and often witty anecdotes, unprecedented archival research of Harvard records, and revealing testaments to the difficulties faced by women harboring serious career goals, Pinstripes & Pearls personifies in these women the emergence of a new type of American female, one whose "goal is to reach the destination, not just to avoid humiliation on the way."

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Judith Richards Hope became the first female associate director of the White House Domestic Council in 1975. In 1981, she cofounded the Washington office of the Paul, Hastings law firm, where she still practices. She was the firm's first female partner and the first female executive committee member. In 1988, she was the first woman elected to the Union Pacific board.

In 1989, she became the first woman named to the Harvard Corporation, the university's senior governing board. Currently, she is on the board of the Thyssen-Krupp Budd Company, General Mills, Inc., Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc., and Union Pacific Corporation. Ms. Hope has taught law at Pepperdine, Georgetown, the University of Richmond, and Harvard. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Rappahannock County, Virginia.

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