THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD by David McCullough

THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Johnstown Flood was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time (actually manmade, since it was precipitated by a wealthy country club dam which had long been the source of justified misgivings). This then is a routine rundown of the catastrophe of May 31st, 1889, the biggest news story since Lincoln's murder in which thousands died. The most interesting incidental: a baby floated unharmed in its cradle for eighty miles.... Perhaps of local interest-but it lacks the Lord-ly touch.
Pub Date: March 18th, 1968
ISBN: 0671207148
Page count: 312pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1968




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