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Johnstown Flood Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 31 May 2007
  • ISBN : 9781416561224
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 50 voters

Johnstown Flood Book Summary/Review:

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.

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Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781416561224
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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

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Herman Dieck
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • ISBN : 9780271045399
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The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • ISBN : 0756512670
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Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008840186
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The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Marlee Richards
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2014
  • ISBN : 9781476541822
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"Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Emma Huddleston
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 9781532176586
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This book examines the scope of the Johnstown Flood disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Johnstown Flood, 1889

The Johnstown Flood, 1889
  • Author : Daniel Leathers
  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781545749579
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Gertrude Quinn was only six years old when her world was changed forever. In a matter of minutes, she and thousands of other people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, found themselves fighting for their lives in swirling water that covered their city. Gertrude Quinn was one of the lucky ones. She survived the great Johnstown Flood of 1889. More than 2,200 other people were not as lucky. They died in one of the worst natural disasters in the History of the United States. Even

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Willis ,Johnson
  • Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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The summer of 1889 will ever be memorable for its appalling disasters by flood and flame. In that period fell the heaviest blow of the nineteenth century—a blow scarcely paralleled in the histories of civilized lands. Central Pennsylvania, a center of industry, thrift and comfort, was desolated by floods unprecedented in the records of the great waters. On both sides of the Alleghenies these ravages were felt in terrific power, but on the western slope their terrors were infinitely multiplied

Can You Survive the Johnstown Flood?

Can You Survive the Johnstown Flood?
  • Author : Steven Otfinoski
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2022
  • ISBN : 9781663958952
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On May 31, 1889, heavy rains and a dam failure sent flood waters sweeping into Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 50-foot-high wall of water quickly demolished much of the town. Will you and your new husband be able to escape certain doom as you wait for your train to leave the station? Can you climb onto your house's roof for safety before the building completely fills with water? Will you join in the effort to save others who are floating by on the roofs

Official History of the Johnstown Flood

Official History of the Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Frank Connelly,George C. Jenks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • ISBN : UVA:X001542272
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When the South Fork Dam failed, it was just a matter of time before death and destruction waged war on Johnstown, Pennsylvania. More than 2,000 people died, and millions of dollars were spent trying to repair the devastated city.

The Johnstown Flood: An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

The Johnstown Flood: An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure
  • Author : John and Lisa Mullarkey
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781616419677
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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.

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record
  • Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1889
  • ISBN : 9781465572240
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Johnstown’s Flood of 1889

Johnstown’s Flood of 1889
  • Author : Neil M. Coleman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-23
  • ISBN : 9783319952161
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Science now reveals the true cause of the dam breach flood that destroyed Johnstown in 1889. The tragic loss of more than 2200 lives was preventable; the initial investigation of the flood was hijacked, delayed, and distorted by powerful members of the industrial elite. This book bridges the gap between history and science, reexamining eyewitness accounts of the flood and historic documents about the investigation, and applying new LiDAR, GPS, and hydraulic studies to solve the mystery – what caused the Great Flood

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : David G. McCullough
  • Publisher : Hutchinson Radius
  • Release Date : 1968
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105034833546
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A history of the 1889 flood that killed over 2,000 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Based on letters, diaries, historical records, and interviews with survivors.

Ruthless Tide

Ruthless Tide
  • Author : Al Roker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • ISBN : 9780062445520
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“Reads like a nail-biting thriller.” — Library Journal, starred review A gripping new history celebrating the remarkable heroes of the Johnstown Flood—the deadliest flood in U.S. history—from NBC host and legendary weather authority Al Roker Central Pennsylvania, May 31, 1889: After a deluge of rain—nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours—swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to breach the South Fork dam, built to create a private lake for