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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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Table of Contents:
  • Dangerous proposition
  • The dam in the mountains
  • Prepare for the worst
  • "The end of the world"
  • Relief and recovery
  • The future.