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Author Evan Thomas Looks at Life of Sandra Day O’Connor

Manchester ~ Evan Thomas, author of a bestselling biography on Sandra Day O’Connor, will examine the life of the Supreme Court Justice in a talk at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester on October 2 at 7:00 pm. His talk, First: The Story of Sandra Day O’Connor,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Thomas will examine the life and work of the first woman on the US Supreme Court, tracing O’Connor’s story from a childhood on a remote cattle ranch in Arizona to her 25 years as a Supreme Court Justice. A book signing will follow the talk.

Evan Thomas is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestselling John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, and Being Nixon. Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor for thirty-three years at Time and Newsweek, including ten years as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek. He wrote more than one hundred cover stories and in 1999 won a National Magazine Award. He appears on many TV and radio talk shows, including Meet the Press and Morning Joe. Thomas has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are held at First Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Manchester Community Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Manchester First Wednesdays talks. and

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“The Story of Sandra Day O’Connor” is underwritten by Keelan Family Foundation.

Manchester Community Library is sponsored by Mystic Café and Wine Bar, Spring & Harbor Boutique, and Union Underground.

For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at 802.362.2607 or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.