Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth


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by Kristen Iversen

When Margaret Tobin Brown arrived in New York City shortly after her perilous night in Titanic’s Lifeboat No. 6, a legend was born. Through magazines, books, a movie and a Broadway musical, she became “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and in the process her story was distorted beyond recognition. Even her name was changed — she was never known as Molly during her lifetime. This full length biography of a colourful individual, Margaret Tobin Brown led a fascinating life and was not only one of Colorado’s memorable characters but a crusader for miners, women and children and the real person was even more interesting than the myth. Foreword by Muffet Brown, great-granddaugther of Molly Brown. Illustrated.

Softback. 294 pages. Johnson Books 1999.

Weight 1 oz