Johnstown Flood

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  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 1416561226
  • Rating : 4/5 from 48 reviews
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Download or Read online Johnstown Flood full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by David McCullough and published by Simon and Schuster which was released on 31 May 2007 with total page 304 pages. We cannot guarantee that Johnstown Flood book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. 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.

Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 31 May 2007
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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

Ruthless Tide

Ruthless Tide
  • Author : Al Roker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 22 May 2018
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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

The Johnstown Flood An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

The Johnstown Flood  An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure
  • Author : John and Lisa Mullarkey
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 01 September 2014
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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

History of the Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Publisher : Heritage Books
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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History of the Johnstown flood This book, "History of the Johnstown flood," by Willis Fletcher Johnson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1889. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

The Johnstown Flood 1889

The Johnstown Flood  1889
  • Author : Daniel Leathers
  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 01 March 2008
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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 : 10 March 2015
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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

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : Emma Huddleston
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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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

The Johnstown Flood
  • Author : David G. McCullough
  • Publisher : Hutchinson Radius
  • Release : 27 October 1968
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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.

The Bosses Club

The Bosses Club
  • Author : Richard A. Gregory
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 23 February 2011
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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