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Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood Book
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
ISBN : 1416561226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2005-07
ISBN : 9780756512675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Herman Dieck
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2010-11-01
ISBN : 0271045396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Heritage Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780788417153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Marlee Richards
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1476541825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

The Johnstown Flood An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

The Johnstown Flood  An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure Book
Author : John and Lisa Mullarkey
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 1616419679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Official History of the Johnstown Flood

Official History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Frank Connelly,George C. Jenks
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the South Fork Dam failed, it was just a matter of time before death and destruction waged war on Johnstown, Pennsylvania. More than 2,000 people died, and millions of dollars were spent trying to repair the devastated city.

The Johnstown Flood 1889

The Johnstown Flood  1889 Book
Author : Daniel Leathers
Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2008-03
ISBN : 1612288561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 though more than 120 years have passed since this disaster, we can still learn important lessons from the Johnstown Flood. In this book you will find out how the South Fork Dam and heavy rainfall worked together to cause the flood. You will understand the flood better through the stories of people who survived, and see how the nation helped to rebuild the town.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Emma Huddleston
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1532176589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Willis ,Johnson
Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 by the bursting of the South Fork Reservoir, letting out millions of tons of water, which, rushing madly down the rapid descent of the Conemaugh Valley, washed out all its busy villages and hurled itself in a deadly torrent on the happy borough of Johnstown. The frightful aggravations which followed the coming of this torrent have waked the deepest sympathies of this nation and of the world, and the history is demanded in permanent form, for those of the present day, and for the generations to come. This is a new edition of “THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD” by Willis Johnson including all the appalling record; the breaking of the south fork dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh valley; the over-throw of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations, stupendous charities, with full accounts also of the destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, and the Bald Eagle creek. This edition has all new photos, a linked table of contents for both chapters and illustrations, and any typographical errors that appeared in the original edition have been corrected.

The Johnstown Flood of 1889

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-02-19
ISBN : 9781985645578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the flood written by survivors *Includes a bibliography for further reading "The deluge released by the dam's collapse carried more than 12,000 cubic meters of debris-filled water each second. Flow rates in the Mississippi River typically vary between 7,000 and 20,000 cubic meters per second." - Sid Perkins, Science News, Vol.176 In 2005, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, and the calamity seemed all the worse because many felt that technology had advanced far enough to prevent such tragedies, whether through advanced warning or engineering. However, the failure of human engineering like that seen in New Orleans was nothing new, and it had previously had even deadlier consequences in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Although floods rarely get as much coverage as other kinds of natural disasters like volcanic explosions, the Johnstown Flood of 1889 has remained an exception due to the sheer destruction and magnitude of the disaster. On May 31, 1889, Johnstown became a casualty of a combination of heavy rains and the failure of the South Fork Dam to stem the rising water levels of Lake Conemaugh about 15 miles away. The dam's inability to contain the water and its subsequent collapse resulted in a catastrophic flood that swept through the town with virtually no warning. With water flowing at a rate equivalent to the Mississippi River, a tide of water and debris 60 feet high and traveling 40 miles per hour in some places surged through Johnstown and swept away people and property alike. The flood ultimately resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, wreaking damages estimated to be the equivalent of nearly half a billion dollars today. In 1889, the Johnstown Flood was the deadliest natural disaster in American history, and though it was later surpassed by other events, the unprecedented nature of the flood led to relief efforts never before seen, including by the Red Cross. The Johnstown Flood also led to a change in laws as people tried and failed to recoup damages caused by the collapse of the dam and the subsequent flood. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 chronicles the story America's deadliest natural disaster during the 19th century. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Johnstown Flood like never before, in no time at all.

The Disaster Which Eclipsed History The Johnstown Flood

The Disaster Which Eclipsed History  The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : R. K. Fox
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-05-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Disaster Which Eclipsed History: The Johnstown Flood" by R. K. Fox. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 1889
ISBN : 1465572244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bosses Club

The Bosses Club Book
Author : Richard A. Gregory
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-02-23
ISBN : 1456860291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 more importantly illuminates often overlooked circumstances that contributed to the origin for the catastrophe, like the Pennsylvania Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad. How their rapid development set the stage and led to the rivaly between Cambria Iron Company and Carnegie to dominate the burgeoning Steel industry.

The Story of the Johnstown Flood

The Story of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : R. Conrad Stein
Publisher : Children's Press(CT)
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780516046808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

History of the Johnstown Flood Including All the Fearful Record the Breaking of the South Fork Dam Etc

History of the Johnstown Flood  Including All the Fearful Record  the Breaking of the South Fork Dam  Etc Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-12-11
ISBN : 9781522700517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although floods rarely get as much coverage as other kinds of natural disasters like volcanic explosions, the Johnstown Flood of 1889 has remained an exception due to the sheer destruction and magnitude of the disaster. On May 31, 1889, Johnstown became a casualty of a combination of heavy rains and the failure of the South Fork Dam to stem the rising water levels of Lake Conemaugh about 15 miles away. The dam's inability to contain the water and its subsequent collapse resulted in a catastrophic flood that swept through the town with virtually no warning. With water flowing at a rate equivalent to the Mississippi River, a tide of water and debris 60 feet high and traveling 40 miles per hour in some places surged through Johnstown and swept away people and property alike. The flood ultimately resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, wreaking damages estimated to be the equivalent of nearly half a billion dollars today. In 1889, the Johnstown Flood was the deadliest natural disaster in American history, and though it was later surpassed by other events, the unprecedented nature of the flood led to relief efforts never before seen, including by the Red Cross. The Johnstown Flood also led to a change in laws as people tried and failed to recoup damages caused by the collapse of the dam and the subsequent flood.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Richard Fox
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2018-07-11
ISBN : 5040853637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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