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Johnstown Flood

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 1416561226
Genre : History
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The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

The Johnstown Flood

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 0671395300
Genre : Johnstown, Pa
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History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025496089
Genre : Floods
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The Johnstown Flood

Author : Herman Dieck
ISBN : 9780271045399
Genre : Social Science
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The Johnstown Flood

Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
ISBN : 0756512670
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

The Bosses Club

Author : Richard A. Gregory
ISBN : 9781456860295
Genre : Fiction
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The Johnstown Flood is an iconic tragedy in our nation ́s history, like the Chicago Fire, the sinking of the Titanic or the San Francisco earthquake. Many books have been written about the devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood, but few about the period before or after the flood: why did the town develop in such a remote valley and why didn ́t those who livied below the dangerous dam do something about it? My book, "The Bosses Club", answers those questions, but more importantly illuminates often overlooked circumstances that contributed to the origin for the catastrophe, like the Pennsylvania Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad. How their rapid development set the stage and led to the rivaly between Cambria Iron Company and Carnegie to dominate the burgeoning Steel industry.

History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025496089
Genre : Floods
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