Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781416561224
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Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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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
Author: Marlee Richards
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781476541822
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Release: 2014
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

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

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood
Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Pages: 459
ISBN: UOM:39015008840186
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood
Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Pages: 445
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025496089
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ruthless Tide

Ruthless Tide
Author: Al Roker
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062445520
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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“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 than twenty-four hours—swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to breach the South Fork dam, built to create a private lake for a fishing and hunting club that counted among its members Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Carnegie. Though the engineers telegraphed neighboring towns on this last morning in May warning of the impending danger, residents—factory workers and their families—remained in their homes, having grown used to false alarms. At 3:10 P.M., the dam gave way, releasing 20 million tons of water. Gathering speed as it flowed southwest, the deluge wiped out nearly everything in its path and picked up debris—trees, houses, animals—before reaching Johnstown, a vibrant steel town fourteen miles downstream. Traveling 40 miles an hour, with swells as high as 60 feet, the deadly floodwaters razed the mill town—home to 20,000 people—in minutes. The Great Flood, as it would come to be called, remains the deadliest in US history, killing more than 2,200 people and causing $17 million in damage. In Ruthless Tide, Al Roker follows an unforgettable cast of characters whose fates converged because of that tragic day, including John Parke, the engineer whose heroic efforts failed to save the dam; the robber barons whose fancy sport fishing resort was responsible for modifications that weakened the dam; and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, who spent five months in Johnstown leading one of the first organized disaster relief efforts in the United States. Weaving together their stories and those of many ordinary citizens whose lives were forever altered by the event, Ruthless Tide is testament to the power of the human spirit in times of tragedy and also a timely warning about the dangers of greed, inequality, neglected infrastructure, and the ferocious, uncontrollable power of nature.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0756512670
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Release: 2005-07
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

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

The Johnstown Flood An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

The Johnstown Flood  An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure
Author: John and Lisa Mullarkey
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781616419677
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

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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.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood
Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Pages: 473
ISBN: 0788417150
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Release: 2001
Editor: Heritage Books
Language: en

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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
Author: Jim Gallagher
Pages: 119
ISBN: 0791052664
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Release: 1999-11
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Language: en

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Describes the events surrounding the tragic flood that overwhelmed Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas in 1889.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Herman Dieck
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9780271045399
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Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

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Official History of the Johnstown Flood

Official History of the Johnstown Flood
Author: Frank Connelly,George C. Jenks
Pages: 252
ISBN: UVA:X001542272
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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.

Johnstown s Flood of 1889

Johnstown   s Flood of 1889
Author: Neil M. Coleman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9783319952161
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Release: 2018-07-23
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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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 science, reexamining eyewitness accounts of the flood and historic documents about the investigation, and applying new LiDAR, GPS, and hydraulic studies to solve the mystery – what caused the Great Flood of 1889? The book includes a notable chapter on the “sister” of the South Fork Dam, “The Forgotten Dam” at Hollidaysburg, PA.

The Johnstown Flood 1889

The Johnstown Flood  1889
Author: Daniel Leathers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781612288567
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Release: 2008-03
Editor: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

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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.

Flooded

Flooded
Author: Ann E. Burg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781338541007
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

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

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Emma Huddleston
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781532176586
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Release: 2020
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

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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 Day it Rained Forever

The Day it Rained Forever
Author: Virginia T. Gross
Pages: 52
ISBN: PSU:000047049857
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Release: 1991
Editor: Viking Juvenile
Language: en

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Christina Berwind and her family live in Johnstown. When the rains came, the dam that held Lake Conemaugh burst, unleashing a wall of water 125 feet high and rushing down the narrow valley at 50 miles an hour toward the town.

The Disaster Which Eclipsed History The Johnstown Flood

The Disaster Which Eclipsed History  The Johnstown Flood
Author: R. K. Fox
Pages: 38
ISBN: EAN:4064066096786
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Release: 2021-05-19
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

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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.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Willis ,Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Language: en

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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.

Three Rivers Rising

Three Rivers Rising
Author: Jame Richards
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9780375853692
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Release: 2011-09
Editor: Ember
Language: en

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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.

History of the Great Flood in Johnstown Pa May 31 1889

History of the Great Flood in Johnstown  Pa   May 31  1889
Author: John Stuart Ogilvie
Pages: 223
ISBN: MSU:31293006759116
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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