A Photographic History Of The 1889 Johnstown Flood

✏Book Title : A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood
✏Author : Michael R. McGough
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2019-05-15
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 1732775214
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood Book Summary : This book offers a thorough photographic history of the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Included in this photographic review are pictures of Johnstown before the flood, the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club, the Conemaugh Valley immediately following the flood, and the aftermath in and around Johnstown.

📒Johnstown Flood ✍ David McCullough

✏Book Title : Johnstown Flood
✏Author : David McCullough
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2007-05-31
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781416561224
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Johnstown Flood Book Summary : 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 Bosses Club ✍ Richard A. Gregory

✏Book Title : The Bosses Club
✏Author : Richard A. Gregory
✏Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
✏Release Date : 2011-02-23
✏Pages : 399
✏ISBN : 9781456860295
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Bosses Club Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set
✏Author : David McCullough
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2011-05-24
✏Pages : 2048
✏ISBN : 9781451658231
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set Book Summary : From New York Times bestselling author David McCullough, a special eBook boxed set features books that study key points of American history. The David McCullough Great Moments in History e-book box set includes the following McCullough classics: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

✏Book Title : David McCullough Library E book Box Set
✏Author : David McCullough
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2011-05-24
✏Pages : 4656
✏ISBN : 9781451658255
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏David McCullough Library E book Box Set Book Summary : Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

📒Johnstown S Flood Of 1889 ✍ Neil M. Coleman

✏Book Title : Johnstown s Flood of 1889
✏Author : Neil M. Coleman
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2018-07-23
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9783319952161
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Johnstown s Flood of 1889 Book Summary : 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 of 1889? The book includes a notable chapter on the “sister” of the South Fork Dam, “The Forgotten Dam” at Hollidaysburg, PA.

📒The Johnstown Flood ✍ Marlee Richards

✏Book Title : The Johnstown Flood
✏Author : Marlee Richards
✏Publisher : Capstone
✏Release Date : 2014
✏Pages : 32
✏ISBN : 9781476551319
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Johnstown Flood Book Summary : "Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

✏Book Title : Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015071221652
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada Book Summary :

✏Book Title : AB Bookman s Weekly
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1989-07
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015020631472
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏AB Bookman s Weekly Book Summary :

📒The Story Of Johnstown ✍ J. J. McLaurin

✏Book Title : The Story of Johnstown
✏Author : J. J. McLaurin
✏Publisher : Metalmark Books
✏Release Date : 2014-04-01
✏Pages : 378
✏ISBN : 0271064528
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Story of Johnstown Book Summary : "A history of Johnstown, published in 1890, from the colonial period to the 1889 flood, when the South Fork Dam on the Conemaugh River failed. Features a journalistic account of the flood"--Provided by publisher.