Read The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough Free Online
Book Title: The Johnstown Flood|
The author of the book: David McCullough
Edition: Simon & Schuster Audio
Date of issue: May 24th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780743540858
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 592 KB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2012 times
Reader ratings: 4.1
Read full description of the books:
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS
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 portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. This is a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are behaving responsibly.
Download The Johnstown Flood ERUB
Download The Johnstown Flood DOC
Download The Johnstown Flood TXT
Read information about the authorDavid McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback; His other widely praised books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He has been honored with the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Reviews of the The Johnstown Flood
Add a comment
Download EBOOK The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough Online free