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The Resource Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster, Al Roker, (large print)

Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster, Al Roker, (large print)

Label
Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster
Title
Ruthless tide
Title remainder
the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster
Statement of responsibility
Al Roker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was the deadliest flood in U.S. history: a foot of rain in less than twenty-hour hours swelled the Little Conemaugh River, breached the South Fork dam, and killed more than 2,200 people. Roker presents a narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. He chronicles key events, the damage that rendered the flood one of America's worst disasters, and the pivotal contributions of key figures
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roker, Al
Dewey number
974.8/77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F159.J7
LC item number
R65 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Floods
  • Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster, Al Roker, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn960842006
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
vi, 390 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062670786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
974.877 R639A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A17BP152, #51, 6@28.99, LAP/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 960842006
  • (OCoLC)960842006
Label
Ruthless tide : the heroes and villains of the Johnstown flood, America's astonishing gilded age disaster, Al Roker, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn960842006
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
vi, 390 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062670786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
974.877 R639A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A17BP152, #51, 6@28.99, LAP/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 960842006
  • (OCoLC)960842006

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