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Johnstown Flood
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 1416561226
Pages : 304 pages
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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.

Johnstown Flood

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

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The Johnstown Flood  An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

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.

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History of the Johnstown Flood

Download or read online History of the Johnstown Flood written by Willis Fletcher Johnson, published by Unknown which was released on 1889. Get History of the Johnstown Flood Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Ruthless Tide

“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

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Three Rivers Rising

Wealthy Celestia falls in love with Peter, a hired hand, and by the time of the torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her family and is staying with him in Johnstown.

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Can You Survive the Johnstown Flood

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

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Johnstown   s Flood of 1889

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

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The Johnstown Flood

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.

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Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown

Johnstown is synonymous with floodwaters and steel. When the city was decimated by a flood of biblical proportions in 1889, it was considered one of the worst natural disasters in American history and gained global attention. Sadly, that deluge was only the first of three major floods to claim lives and

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Flooded

Ann E. Burg explores the deep class divides and social injustice behind one of America's greatest tragedies.

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The Johnstown Flood  1889

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

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The Johnstown Girls

Ellen Emerson may be the last living survivor of the Johnstown flood. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. As we

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History of the Great Flood in Johnstown  Pa   May 31  1889

Download or read online History of the Great Flood in Johnstown Pa May 31 1889 written by John Stuart Ogilvie, published by Unknown which was released on 1889. Get History of the Great Flood in Johnstown Pa May 31 1889 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Inventing Disaster

When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively researched, Inventing Disaster explains the origins and development of this predictable, even ritualized, culture of calamity over three centuries, exploring its roots in the

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The Johnstown Flood

Download or read online The Johnstown Flood written by Herman Dieck, published by Penn State Press which was released on 2010-11-01. Get The Johnstown Flood Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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