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The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough

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The Johnstown flood
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The Johnstown flood
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by David McCullough
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eng
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A graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2,000 people and caused a nationwide scandal
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Title
The Johnstown flood
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Summary
In the spring of 1889, Johnstown, Pennsylvania was a booming coal-and-steel town. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for a summer resort patronized by the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Warnings of possible danger were ignored, and on May 31, the dam burst, sending a wall of water through the town and killing more than 2,000 people. David McCullough examines the tragedy and the scandal that followed
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170567
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.877
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F159.J7
LC item number
M16 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Touchstone book
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adult
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by David McCullough
The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index
Contents
The sky was red -- Sailboats on the mountain -- "There's a man came from the lake." -- Rush of the torrent -- "Run for your lives!" -- A message from Mr. Pitcairn -- In the valley of death -- "No pen can describe ..." -- "Our misery is the work of man."
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780671207144
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
86026056
Other physical details
illustrations

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