The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood

David McCullough
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A graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2,000 people and caused a nationwide scandal.—Baker & Taylor



"Many years ago, I read David McCullough's first book, The Johnstown Flood. I never forgot it. His description of the flood gives the reader a real sense of what it was like for the people tragically caught up in it. This book is all the more gripping by McCullough's narrative on what led up to the flood and how it was preventable. It's a fascinating read and a lesson to not assume that those in power will act responsibly."—Submitted by Jane R., Librarian Selector