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

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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History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025496089
Genre : Floods
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The Johnstown Flood An Up2u Historical Fiction Adventure

Author : John and Lisa Mullarkey
ISBN : 9781616419677
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Up2U Adventures�where the ending is Up2U! On May 31, 1889, the rains flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Sarah Beth, her mother, and Vincent�a boy she likes�struggle to save what they can from the flooding. At the same time, her father is working to clear the railroad tracks into town. Who will survive when the dam collapses? The ending is Up2U. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.

Official History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author : Frank Connelly
ISBN : 9781444678574
Genre : Literary Collections
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