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Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster / Al Roker.

Roker, Al, 1954- (author.).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville LP 974.8 ROK (Text) 76895000292849 1st Floor New Books Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 974.877 ROKE (Text) 39231033469012 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library LP 978.87 ROKE (Text) 38650833417528 Large Print Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. FIC 974.8 Roker (Text) 31208912043801 new large print Checked out 08/27/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062670786
  • ISBN: 0062670786
  • Physical Description: vi, 390 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Larger print"--Spine.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-390).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "Mr. Quinn is too fearful" -- Part I: Members and nonmembers. Up on the mountain ; Down in the valley ; How to make a lake ; "No danger from our enterprise" ; Rain -- Part II: When the dam broke. Tap-tap-tap ; A monster unchained ; Cauldron ; The night of the Johnstown Flood ; Alone in the world -- Part III: Justice and charity. Some convulsion ; Poor, lone woman ; Frozen with fear ; Strict liability -- Epilogue: Song and story.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood to chronicle key events, the damage that rendered the flood one of America's worst disasters, and the pivotal contributions of key figures, from dam engineer John Parke to American Red Cross founder Clara Barton.
Subject: Floods > Pennsylvania > Johnstown (Cambria County) > History > 19th century.
Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.) > History > 19th century.
Genre: Large type books.

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