Chapter 1: Daniel Moves WestChapter 2: T. Fulton Returns WestChapter 3: Edith and AileenChapter 4: Lincoln and the UniversityChapter 5: Adventures in Teaching: Wyoming and TecumsehChapter 6: A New Job and a New FriendChapter 7: Aileen Learns More about RoyChapter 8: Roy at the UniversityChapter 9: Adventures on the Road: Aileen as SuperintendentChapter 10: Roy Goes to WarChapter 11: The WeddingChapter 12: Wedded LifeChapter 13: State Engineer to GovernorChapter 14: Governor's MansionChapter 15: RecoveryEndnotes Sources
Biography of Aileen and Roy Cochran, who grew up in the Nebraska pioneer life and came to serve for three terms as governor and first lady during the Great Depression
Mary Cochran Grimes was born in North Platte, Nebraska, and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She received her MA in history from Yale University and has written several articles for Nebraska History Quarterly. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut.
"While the author chronicles her parents' admirable qualities and accomplishments, she is also candid about some of their flaws... For those who want to better understand Nebraska, it is helpful to learn more about those who have left their mark on the state. Despite her intimate connection to her subjects, [Mary Cochran Grimes] has used her training as a historian to tell her parents' story in a balanced way." Nebraska History