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As a kid, Eleanor felt she was the most ugly duckling. Insecure and shy, she lost both of her parents as a young girl. Her mother, Anna Hall, died of diphtheria together with her brother Elliot Jr.. Two decades after her father died. Elliot Roosevelt died of alcohol, illness, and despair. He missed his loved ones. Eleanor was sent to stay with her strict and appropriate grandma. Regardless of the family hoping to make Eleanor feel at home, she chose to feel empty and lonely. It wasn't until she was sent to boarding school in England in age fifteen when she established a since of self confidence among other women with the help of a mentor Mlle Marrie Souvestre. Her marriage to her fifth cousin Franklin Roosevelt increased her insecurities and took away her one source of assurance, her volunteer job in the settlement house. Eleanor tired six kids. One died as a baby. She stood by Franklin and was curious in whatever interested him. Franklin became ill. Eleanor became his eyes and ears. She traveled and spoke to people he commanded. She then found out about his affair when she first found love letters from Lucy Mercer. He was apologetic and they both chose to stay in their union as a political couple. Eleanor started a new route to stand apart from Franklin. She no longer gave herself exclusively for his wants and requirements. Franklin was sworn into presidency in 1933. Eleanor in his side she began her non classic purpose of the first lady. Both of the hectic schedules maintained their marriage together giving them something to talk about. Franklin passed and Eleanor continued to live a full life functioning at the United Nations. Eleanor afterward expired in 1962 of a deadly disease. A major issue that the writer raises in this book is the simple fact that El...