The Story Of The Johnstown Flood
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📒The Day It Rained Forever ✍ Virginia T. Gross
✏The Day It Rained Forever Book Summary : When a cheaply constructed dam above Johnstown bursts under the onslaught of torrential rains, Christina and her family struggle to escape the floodwater which bears down upon their town.
📒The Story Of The Johnstown Flood ✍ R. Conrad Stein
✏The Story of the Johnstown Flood Book Summary : Describes the devastating tidal wave that hit the city of Johnstown and several Pennsylvania villages on Memorial Day, 1889, when the South Fork Dam above the city collapsed as a result of spring rains.
📒The Johnstown Flood ✍ Marc Tyler Nobleman
✏The Johnstown Flood Book Summary : Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.
📒Johnstown Flood ✍ David McCullough
✏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.
📒Three Rivers Rising ✍ Jame Richards
✏Three Rivers Rising Book Summary : Sixteen-Year-Old Celstia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May, 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing 20 million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The town where Peter lives with his father. The town where Celestia has just arrived to join him. This searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance—and a tragic event in U. S. history. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Johnstown Flood ✍ Jim Gallagher
✏The Johnstown Flood Book Summary : Describes the events surrounding the tragic flood that overwhelmed Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas in 1889.
📒Though The Mountains May Fall ✍ T. William Evans
✏Though the Mountains May Fall Book Summary : Though The Mountains May Fall chronicles Mary and James' love against the backdrop of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the 1880's. Johnstown was a bustling community of hardworking people dedicated to the community and to each other. Enter the rich people from Pittsburgh and other parts of Pennsylvania seeking a refuge from the stresses of the business life. They establish a resort above Johnstown in the peaceful mountains near the small village of South Fork. Mary and James struggle to overcome these conflicts and be true to their love. As their love rises to new heights, so too does the peaceful lake they visit. Too soon, both come together in a climax as the dam breaks and the floodwaters rush towards Johnstown. The reader is driven along with the flood towards its final reckoning. Now all that awaits is destiny, for Mary, for James and for the people of Johnstown, Pennsylvania on that fateful day of May 31, 1889.
📒The Johnstown Flood Story ✍ George E. Gore
✏The Johnstown Flood Story Book Summary : A history of the floods in 1889 and 1936 is given.
📒History Of The Johnstown Flood ✍ Willis Fletcher Johnson
✏History of the Johnstown Flood Book Summary : 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 Disaster Which Eclipsed History the Johnstown Flood Book Summary : Reproduction of the original: The Disaster Which Eclipsed History the Johnstown Flood by R.K. Fox