The Johnstown flood

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(3)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
1987.
Language:
English
Description
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.
More Details
ISBN:
9780671207144
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDdeff5dc2-ed6b-451c-6266-d9da1fa521fe
Grouping Titlejohnstown flood
Grouping Authormccullough david g
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-16 14:08:04PM
Last Indexed2019-11-17 04:48:39AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorMcCullough, David G.
author_displayMcCullough, David G
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
iddeff5dc2-ed6b-451c-6266-d9da1fa521fe
isbn9780671207144
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13177898.i20954311Shirlington Adult Nonfiction974.877 MCCUL 19871falsefalseDue Nov 24, 2019Jun 24, 2019san
ils:.b13177898.i19478008Central Adult Nonfiction974.877 MCCUL 19871falsefalseIn TransitNov 16, 2019can
itype_arlingtonPaperback
last_indexed2019-11-17T09:48:39.704Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington974.877 MCCUL 1987
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
Shirlington
primary_isbn9780671207144
publishDate1987
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13177898BookBooksSecond Touchstone edition.EnglishSimon & Schuster, 1987.302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13177898.i20954311Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13177898.i19478008In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetJohnstown (Cambria County, Pa.) -- History
title_displayThe Johnstown flood
title_fullThe Johnstown flood / by David McCullough
title_shortThe Johnstown flood