Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown

Margaret Molly Brown is best known for her bravery and compassion during the tragic sinking of the Titanic, which catapulted her to international fame virtually overnight But few people are aware that she was also an outspoken suffragist, a tireless champion of miners rights, and one of the first women to run for the U.S Congress Raised in a working class MississippiMargaret Molly Brown is best known for her bravery and compassion during the tragic sinking of the Titanic, which catapulted her to international fame virtually overnight But few people are aware that she was also an outspoken suffragist, a tireless champion of miners rights, and one of the first women to run for the U.S Congress Raised in a working class Mississippi River town, Margaret who was never called Molly in her lifetime followed her brother to a rough and tumble Colorado boomtown at a time when few women dared to settle in the then untamed West She married a silver miner who eventually struck it rich, and she used her new wealth and social prominence to further her own education and to fight for the rights of others, regardless of their race or religious beliefs This vivid account of Margaret Brown s remarkable life from well regarded author Elaine Landau shows how much a strong woman could accomplish, even at a time when few opportunities were available Archival photographs and excerpts from early twentieth century newspapers and Brown family letters provide a clear picture of this forward looking, energetic individual and the society that she strove to reform Chronology, endnotes, bibliography, index.
Heroine of the Titanic The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown Margaret Molly Brown is best known for her bravery and compassion during the tragic sinking of the Titanic which catapulted her to international fame virtually overnight But few people are aware that

  • Title: Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Author: Elaine Landau
  • ISBN: 9780395939123
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I also read Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elaine Landau. I really enjoyed Landau’s biography of the heroic Margaret Brown (who was never called Molly during her lifetime). Most young readers (this book is perfect for 5th-8th graders) will know Brown as the feisty Titanic survivor portrayed by Kathy Bates in James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Titanic. They will learn throughout Landau’s realistic biography that Brown was much more than a survivor. She fought for [...]

    2. I chose this as one of my biographies for children's lit this fall because I've always been intriqued by this historical character. The most interesting part of the biography are the beginning chapters which tell her involvement with the Titanic sinking and rescue efforts. Brown was a champion for the destitute, and she helped many of the lower-class survivors who were left without husbands and prospects. The book then goes back and tells her story from growing up in the mid-West and then moving [...]

    3. I've always loved reading about the Titanic, so the name "Molly Brown" is quite familiar to me. This book, however, debunks many of the myths that surround the woman and stories that have grown up around her through the media. A well-written biography with gorgeous photographs of her and her family, as well as a "Then What Happened?" chapter about her descendents, home, and the town where she met her husband. I just wish it could have been a little longer and detailed. Recommended.4/5 on here, 8 [...]

    4. I am going to Denver, CO. and looking into what is highlighted as a 'must see' is the home of Molly Brown. I knew nothing of herr saw the filmbut still was not aware it was based on a true story.I guess there have been may myths/emblishments about her life but in reading the book, you get avery good profile of her life and times.She and Eleanor Roosevelt would have been great friendrong willed individuals who had the foresight to look beyond their own needs to focus on humanitarian/women's right [...]

    5. The book "Heroine of the Titanic" by Elaine Landau is a story about Margaret Brown's life. In this book it talks about the many challenges she had throughout her life but as well as her many triumphs. Margaret Brown was a passenger on the Titanic that survived, yet this was only one of many successful events that took place in he life. I think the theme is courage because needed to have a lot of courage in many parts of her life.

    6. As a fan of the movie Titanic and someone that is really interested in learning about the horrific tragedy, I really enjoyed this book. Molly Brown was aboard the Titanic and was a very "in your face" type of woman and the text from this book conveys the spirit and personality that she had to a T. I would use this book to help teach about the Titanic.

    7. A fascinating biography of the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, describing her life, with a focus on her actions during the sinking of the Titanic. Lots of b&w photos, and a clear narrative that points out areas in the musical that are inaccurate. Should be especially relevant to readers in Colorado, and to those wanting more books on the Titanic.

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