Excerpt: “The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

In “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” (published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS), former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, write about the lives of women in history who have made a difference, ranging from social activists and political figures to writers and Olympians.

One of the women they highlight is the trailblazing Representative and Senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith, who denounced Sen. Joe McCarthy and became the first woman to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.

Read the excerpt on CBS News.