Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 132 pages
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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 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.
 

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While most of the information was substantial, I wasn't able to find everything that I was searching for; significant quotes, details about many other events, and more information on life with her husband and how she dealt with her divorce. A standard job, covering significant events in her life and time period. 

Contents

Water Water Water
i
Hero Among? Us
19
It Started in Hannibal
28
life in Leadville
37
The Newlyweds
49
Onward to Denver
58
Heroine of Titanic
75
In Later Years
91
Aftermath
110
Chronology
117
Endnotes
119
Bibliography
123
Index
127
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About the author (2001)

Elaine Landau has written over one hundred books for young people on a variety of topics ranging from AIDS to terrorism. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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