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Johnstown flood : the day the dam burst (American disasters)

by Gow, Mary.

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An account of the great Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of 1889, when a dam failed and over two thousand people died, making this one of the worst peacetime disasters in the history of the United States. Full description


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Series: American disasters

  • The Exxon Valdez: tragic oil spill
  • Hurricane Andrew: nature's rage
  • The Oklahoma City bombing: terror in the heartland
  • Plains outbreak tornadoes: killer twisters
  • San Francisco earthquake, 1989: death and destruction
  • The World Trade Center bombing: terror in the towers
  • The Challenger disaster: tragic space flight
  • Fire in Oakland, California: billion-dollar blaze
  • The L.A. riots: rage in the City of Angels
  • The mighty Midwest flood: raging rivers
  • The siege at Waco: deadly inferno
  • TWA flight 800: explosion in midair
  • Mount St. Helens Volcano: violent eruption
  • Attack on America: the day the Twin Towers collapsed
  • The Hindenburg disaster: doomed airship
  • Three Mile Island: nuclear disaster
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: flames of labor reform
  • Blackout!: cities in darkness
  • Johnstown flood: the day the dam burst
  • The stock market crash of 1929: dawn of the Great Depression