The Resource The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough, (electronic resource)

The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough, (electronic resource)

Label
The Johnstown flood
Title
The Johnstown flood
Statement of responsibility
by David McCullough
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
B@L
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McCullough, David G
Dewey number
974.8/77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F159.J7
LC item number
M16 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Floods
  • HISTORY
  • Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.)
Label
The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=275C4E43-56EF-473A-9986-14366F812E7C
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416561224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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275c4e43-56ef-473a-9986-14366f812e7c
Publisher number
EB00578520
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874959635
Label
The Johnstown flood, by David McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=275C4E43-56EF-473A-9986-14366F812E7C
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416561224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
275c4e43-56ef-473a-9986-14366f812e7c
Publisher number
EB00578520
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874959635

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