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The Johnstown Horror!!! or, Valley of Death, being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and ..., 2011

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Covering Catastrophe

Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003

Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.


The Johnstown Girls

University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014

Ellen Emerson may be the last living survivor of the Johnstown flood. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. As we witness in The Johnstown Girls , the flood not only changed the course of history, but also the individual lives of those who survived it. A century ...


History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record; the Breaking of the South Fork Dam; the ..., 2012

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Reading, Grade 4 (Spectrum)

Spectrum, 2006

Spectrum Reading brings curriculum content reading passages to life! The lessons, perfect for students in grade 4, strengthen reading skills by focusing on cause and effect, character analysis, context practice, research skills, and more! Each book provides activities that reinforce phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, decoding, and reading comprehension. It features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state ...


Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting
Kevin Kerrane

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

MEET THE MEN WHO SHAPE THE GAME OF BASEBALL the men who can make--or break--careers, the men who, more than any others, were responsible for getting Mike Schmidt, Al Kaline, Darryl Strawberry, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Brooks Robinson--to name just a few--into their major league positions. Here is all the inside information--trade secrets, player development, original scouting reports; the history and economics of ...


Johnstown Flood

Simon & Schuster, 2007

The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth 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 ...


The Endless Forest: A Novel
Sara Donati

Bantam, 2011

A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance from bestselling author Sara Donati   In the spring of 1824, in the remote village of Paradise on the New York frontier, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner celebrate a glorious reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners’ ward, from Manhattan. In the peace that follows a devastating flood, ...


Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map
Rand McNally

Rand McNally, 2012

Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Pennsylvania, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll ...



Fox Hollow Press, 2012

Fifty years after an earthen dam collapsed sending a thirty foot wall of raging destruction down on the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Pamela McRae looks back on the tragedy. The flood wiped out Pam's fondest hopes: her brother and her fiancé were killed. Her mother is locked in catatonic hysteria. Her father, torn apart by the flood’s affect on his family, just walks away, leaving Pam poverty stricken and alone, to care for a mother who ...


Looking For Jane
Judith Redline Coopey

Fox Hollow Press, 2013

“The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don’t have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed?” This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell’s life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane. When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean looking farmer and ...



Bookbinder Press, 2014

Maggie MacLaren longs to leave her hometown, even if she must quell her attraction to rugged steelworker Jake O'Neill. He is handsome and solid, like the ordinary life all around her. When refined Andrew Adair walks into Maggie's library, he sweeps her into his world of wealth and power, where at last her dreams seem possible. However, Andrew's world is not all it appears to be. High above town, reclusive young widow Allison Kimball arrives at ...


In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
Kathleen Cambor

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001

An Elegantly Crafted Love Story Set In Post-Civil War America In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden tells of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the greatest industrial disaster in American history: the construction and subsequent collapse in 1889 of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dam. It was a tragedy that cost 2,200 lives, implicated some of the most illustrious financiers of the day-Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew ...


Backroads & Byways of Pennsylvania: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
David Langlieb

Countryman Press, 2011

With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Pack a lunch and take off on any of these 17 drives into all corners of PA. Visit the beaches of Lake Erie or the banks of the Delaware, the Endless Mountains of the northern tier or the Amish farms of Lancaster County. Explore old mining villages, lumber towns, battlefields, college campuses, and so much more. Each trip covers history and trivia, recreation, ...


A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
C. Coco De Young

Yearling, 2000

Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the Great Depression is changing things for families all across America. One day the impossible happens: Papa cannot make the payments for their house, and the Sheriff Sale sign goes up on their door. They have two weeks to pay the bank, or leave ...


American Tall Tales (Puffin Books)
Adrien Stoutenberg

Puffin, 1976

Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. Powers.


Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
Dan Eldridge

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2007

Former music editor for the Pittsburgh City Paper , Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from visiting the Andy Warhol Museum to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side. Eldridge includes unique trip ideas like "Go Where the Locals Go," "Fun and Cheap," and "Out with the Parents." Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Pittsburgh has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every ...


Bitter Friday

Dana George, 2014

This week: George's historical novels "MacCallister's War" and "Eight Days in August" are also on sale! Life Came Crashing Down the Day the Mighty South Fork Dam Collapsed Five young people have the opportunity to learn what they're made of after one of the greatest catastrophes in American history. Life is harsh in the Allegheny Mountains, particularly for five young people on their own. As murder, blackmail and greed swirl around ...


You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?
Jean Fritz

Puffin, 1999

Who says women shouldn't speak in public? And why can't they vote? These are questions Elizabeth Cady Stanton grew up asking herself. Her father believed that girls didn't count as much as boys, and her own husband once got so embarrassed when she spoke at a convention that he left town. Luckily Lizzie wasn't one to let society stop her from fighting for equality for everyone. And though she didn't live long enough to see women get to vote, our ...


A Sicilian's Journey
William V Fioravanti

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

This is a non-fiction account of the life of my grandfather. His life starts in Sicily and follows him through his arrival in New York and his experiences in the small colonial town of Johnstown and twin city Gloversville. Although it is not permeated with gangsters and violence there is much action. Life for immigrants in these small upstate New York villages was not a simple transition and there are plenty of unusual happenings. I wrote this ...



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