Preface: An American Iconp. ix
Part IBecoming Ruth
1Celia's Daughterp. 3
2Cornell and Martyp. 30
3Learning the Law on Male Turfp. 55
4Sailing in "Uncharted Waters"p. 78
5The Making of a Feminist Advocatep. 104
6Seizing the Momentp. 123
Part IIMounting a Campaign
7A First Breakthroughp. 147
8Setting Up Shop and Strategyp. 160
Part IIILearning Under Fire
9"The Case That Got Away"p. 179
10A "Near Great Leap Forward"p. 197
11Coping with a Setbackp. 218
Part IVMoving Forward
12Getting Back on Trackp. 233
13Moving Forward on Shifting Political Groundp. 252
Part VBecoming Judge and Justice
14An Unexpected Cliff-Hangerp. 277
15The 107th Justicep. 302
16Mother of the Regimentp. 327
17"I Cannot Agree"p. 349
Part VIStanding Firm
18Persevering in Hard Timesp. 377
19Losing Marty and Leading the Minorityp. 405
20Race Mattersp. 428
21The Right Thing to Dop. 450
22A Hobbled Courtp. 476
23An Election and a Presidency Like No Otherp. 498
Epilogue: Legacyp. 529
Acknowledgmentsp. 543
Notesp. 547
Bibliographyp. 659
Indexp. 695