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Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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 Mississippi ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Clarion Books
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Jean Ann
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 equal ...more
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 ...more
Mrs. Carey
Nothing like the movie. This biography left me wondering what Molly's real life story actually is.
Daniel Brown
Got bored with it. Always wanted to know who she was and how she got the nickname.
Thoroughly enjoyed her story. What an amazing woman!
Excellent quick read to understand the true story about historical legend.
Megan Anderson
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
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.
Penny Peck
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.
Very interesting! I really enjoy reading about the past!
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Nice book. Written for young readers.
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