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The Johnstown Flood

It should be rather embarrassing that I live around an hour from Johnstown and knew very little about the great flood.  In The Johnstown Flood author David McCullough pieces together a riveting story using local reports and quotes from the period.  Most of us have heard of the tragedy; some may even know that 2,209 people lost their lives (McCullough reprinted the names of those lost), but you probably don’t know their stories.  I had no idea what an international story it was and how long it stayed in the headlines.