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The Johnstown Flood
The Johnstown Flood
Author: David McCullough
At the end of the last 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 tycoon...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671207144
ISBN-10: 0671207148
Publication Date: 1/15/1987
Pages: 304
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4.1 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 12
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nascargal avatar reviewed The Johnstown Flood on + 352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An amazing book about one of the worst disasters in American history.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Johnstown Flood on + 686 more book reviews
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A very well written book regarding the biggest natural disaster in American history. It could have been a fictional novel the way it is written and the immense tragedy that bestowed the people of Johnstown PA. It is certainly more interesting if you are familar with the area. A good non fiction read.
augieandlourock avatar reviewed The Johnstown Flood on + 117 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I read this book for one of my book clubs.I learned a lot about this town and the flood that happened.I still think about this book even though I read it a while ago.It was very informative and I couldn't put the book down.I never knew that much about the flood until I read this book.I highly recommend it.It also gives you history on the town also and the people who lived there.
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Interesting from both an historical, meteorlogical and sociological Perspective...could not put it down...
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DustyShu avatar reviewed The Johnstown Flood on + 67 more book reviews
Great book for any American history buff. The lives of the famous (Andrew Carnegie and Clara Barton) and not famous are richly related and will keep you wanting to discover their fate. The heroism is detailed and some myths debunked. It's a terrific read not only for the history lover but for anyone who enjoys a good novel.
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This is the the riveting story of one of this country's most horrendous natural disasters as only David McCullough can tell it.
wgallant avatar reviewed The Johnstown Flood on + 10 more book reviews
Very detailed, perhaps to a fault, but a good read for the history buff. You have to be impressed with the extent of the author's research.


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