Item #E28453 The Johnstown Flood (first edition in dust jacket). David McCullough.

The Johnstown Flood (first edition in dust jacket)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing stated of THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK.. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. 302 pp. with list of victims, bibliography, index. Illustrated. Finer in crisp dust jacket, price clipped and with very minor wear at the head edge of the spine. Non-fiction. The author who would become the most widely read and popular historian of our time here tells the story of the catastrophic 1889 flood that smashed through Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In a matter of minutes, over 2000 men, women and children perished and the tragedy led to a national scandal after it was discoveerd hat only an earthwork dam, long the subject of heated controversy, held back the waters of Lake Conemaugh from the valley below. Fine / near fine. Item #E28453

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