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Breaking in by Joan Biskupic
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This books was one part biography and one part a racial history for Hispanics in the 20th century in America. While I certainly learned a great deal about a subject I should know more about, I never felt that this was easy reading. It was repetitive in places and it never seemed like the author ever truly warmed up to her subject. She has great respect for what Sotomayor was able to accomplish, but there was always an asterisk about how she approached the job. While the author didn't directly criticize the judge, she always seemed to throw in criticism of Sotoymayor by others - but it was the same criticism year after year and it was distracting for me as a reader. I don't expect these types of books to be hagiographies every time, but this book spent too much time trying to show that it was not. I enjoyed Sotomayor's memoir much more than this book.
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April 5, 2019 – Shelved
April 5, 2019 –
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April 7, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: united-states-history
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: biography

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