Chapter One: First Lady
* Eleanor Roosevelt had not wanted to be First Lady, but she rose to the challenge.
* Challenges had been Eleanor's instructors in the past, as her parents died by the time she was ten.
* According to Freedman, there was an aura around Eleanor Roosevelt, and she led people to believe that they could make valuable contributions to the world.
Chapter Two: Poor Little Rich Girl
* As a child, Eleanor Roosevelt was aware of not being as beautiful as her mother, and she was nicknamed 'Granny' for her old-fashioned ways.
* Eleanor's parents had married in 1883, and their marriage united to prominent families.
* Alcoholism ran in the family, though, and it killed her father at around the same time that her mother died of diphtheria.
Chapter Three: Mademoiselle Souvestre
* At Allenswood in London, Eleanor Roosevelt met Mlle. Souvestre, who opened her mind to literature and culture.
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