books about: johnstown
Simon & Schuster, 2007
Flood's 'Night to Remember'
I have just re-read `The Johnstown Flood,' and it brought to mind how similar in structure and narrative methodology it is to Walter Lord's classic account of the Titanic disaster, `A Night to Remember.' Both treat with relatively brief periods of time which are dissected hour by hour. Both recount the respective disasters by carefully setting the stage with principal actors and pivotal events, ...
Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A History Part II, 1937-1980
The history of the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a testament to the strength of the people that call it home. Following World War II, the community struggled to rise above adversity in the economy and to establish civil rights for all. In the second volume of history for this stalwart Pennsylvania city, Randy Whittle shows how Johnstown pulled together, even after the devastation of a flood in 1936 that wrought massive damage throughout ...
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden: A Novel
Living characters, a totally real landscape
This New York Times Notable Book develops a lyrical love story within the context of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of 1889 that killed 2,200 people. Nora, whose family is one of 100 members of an exclusive gentlemen's club high in the Allegany Mountains behind an earthen dam, would rather roam the deer trails and discover wildflowers and strange insects than socialize with the other ...
Our Railroad: The History of the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad (1867-1893)
Paul K. Larner
Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
Knopf Books for Young Readers
This One Will Be On My Bookshelf Forever
There are times when all you want is to be able to do justice to a truly extraordinary book with your review. This is one of those times. This debut novel focuses on the Johnstown Flood of 1889 - when three rivers met and shattered a dam - releasing a deluge of water on unsuspecting townspeople. Told in verse, we are, for the most part, taken through the story with Celestia as our guide. ...
The Johnstown Flood
Tells the Story Accurately and Vividly and Grapples with the Larger Issues Raised by the Flood
There is a saying, not original to me, that events are of record, but reality is a construct. McCullough does the research necessary to state the essential facts of this historical event. This is no mean task, given all the disinformation and misinformation in the historical record. But what is even more impressive is McCullough's ability to show why there is so much inaccuracy in the writing ...
Striking Steel (Solidarity Remembered) (Critical Perspectives on the past series)
Temple University Press
Unions make a difference
In these memoirs by the son of a steelworker union rep, Metzger does a great job explaining how steelworkers and their Union created a middle class in steel towns across the U.S. by repeatedly striking during the 1950's. He brings to life the dry legalistic contract language, that steelworkers walked off the job for 119 days to protect and shows how when backed by a strong union and dedicated ...
Jennie (Sunfire #31)
Jane Claypool Miner
My first Sunfire book-it was wonderful!
This was the first Sunfire book I have read and it was wonderful! It was about Jennie Brooks, a young, spirited girl who lives in 1889 Johnstown. Her Aunt, who is a telegraph operator in South Fork, is sick and needs someone to take her place. So they call Jennie up who knows morse code. When Jennie arrives at South Fork's train station her old friend Jim Hurst greets her. Jim obivously likes her ...
Johnstown Trolleys and Incline (PA) (Images of Rail)
Kenneth C. Springirth
My hometown system.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures of the streetcars and the Incline Plane Railway from my hometown of Johnstown PA. Growing up there in the last days of the streetcar system I felt like I had lost many good friends when they were discontinued. I also met Mr. Springirth on several occasions during this time. Theodore Burkett
The Johnstown Horror!!!, or the Valley of Death
Optal eBooks, 2009
BEING A COMPLETE AND THRILLING ACCOUNT OF THE AWFUL FLOODS AND THEIR APPALLING RUIN, CONTAINING Graphic Descriptions of the Terrible Rush of Waters; the great Destruction of Houses, Factories, Churches, Towns, and Thousands of Human Lives; Heartrending Scenes of Agony, Separation of Loved Ones, Panic-stricken Multitudes and their Frantic Efforts to Escape a Horrible Fate. COMPRISING THRILLING TALES OF HEROIC DEEDS; NARROW ESCAPES FROM ...
Tell Me A War Story
Major George E. Kinback Jr.
Bravery of Army Pilots in Peace and War
George's descriptions of his experiences throughout his military career makes the reader appreciate the daring and bravery of army aviators and helicopter pilots in both peace and war. In peace, he received awards for his aid in the flood relief efforts in Nicaragua. In war, his exploits in Vietnam earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star medals. His exploits in Vietnam ...
The Johnstown Flood/Once an Eagle/Ammie, Come Home/Gone: A Trio of Short Stories/Sarang (Reader's Digest ...
David G. McCullough
Reader's Digest Association
Johnstown, PA / Somerset / Cambria & Somerset Counties Street Map
GM Johnson & Associates Ltd
GM Johnson & Associates Ltd
History of the Johnstown Flood: With Full Accounts Also of the Destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata ...
Willis Fletcher Johnson
PREFACE. The su mmer of r 889 .' iJl ever be memorable for its appalllng disasters by flood and flame. In that period fell the heaviest blow of the. nineteenth century-a blow scarcely paralldcd in the histories of civilized lands. Central Pennsylvania, a centre of industry, thrift and comfort, was desolated by floods unprecedented in the records of the great waters. On both sides of the Allc-· ghenics these ravages 'v'cr~ felt in terrific power, ...
Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A History, Part One: 1895-1936
Although it would help for someone to have lived in Johnstown this book is very fascinating in revealing how a town can suffer unimaginable trials and still contribute to the whole nation thru its steel ptoduction.
The Day It Rained Forever: A Story of the Johnstown Flood (Once Upon America)
Virginia T. Gross
A child's view of the Johnstown Flood & aftermath FOR KIDS!
This is a gentle, grade school book, written for young readers...NOT a text research book. As such, it must be viewed in a special light: will it scare the reader, is it clear, is there a moral, is it factual? The answer may be yest to all the above, except, it need not frighten the reader. The one chapter that describes the floodwaters and the vanishing of a family member is done by ...
The Johnstown Flood (Paperback)
David McCullough (Author)
Interesting American History, well written
I've read most of David McCullough's books and this one of my favorites. The story itself is fascinating. Very educational at the same time and you learn a lot about America at that time. It's also intriguing how the flood occured due to the errors in human nature, a tragedy that could perhaps have been prevented if people paid attention to what was going on, in several areas. Just a really good ...
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