Pennsylvania Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival

Pennsylvania Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival

by Karen Ivory
     
 

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It's only human to be fascinated by disasters-and uplifted by reports of survival in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Karen Ivory takes you back to Pennsylvania's most catastrophic events, vividly re-creating the moments that changed the Keystone State forever. The twenty-two true stories in Pennsylvania Disasters are a chilling reminder to expect the

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It's only human to be fascinated by disasters-and uplifted by reports of survival in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Karen Ivory takes you back to Pennsylvania's most catastrophic events, vividly re-creating the moments that changed the Keystone State forever. The twenty-two true stories in Pennsylvania Disasters are a chilling reminder to expect the unexpected and to respect the powerful, often deadly forces of nature. Experience the drama of: The Johnstown flood that killed more than 2,000 people, The toxic smog that blanketed Donora and left hundreds gravely ill or dead, A baseball outing gone wrong-the terrible train wreck of the Phillies Special, A dangerous underground inferno that has been burning since 1962, Three Mile Island-the most serious accident to take place at a U.S. commercial nuclear power plant, The final heart-wrenching minutes of September 11's Flight 93.

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“The flood then set its sights on Mineral Point, a town a mile below the viaduct. Witnesses described how by this point the water was ripping trees out by the roots and stripping hillsides down to bare rock. In Mineral Point, houses were ripped from their foundations and railroad locomotives were washed along by the growing wave of water and debris. The town was destroyed.” --from Chapter 4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762742868
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Disasters Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ivory,a former broadcast journalist in Philadelphia and New York, is a freelance writer happily based in the City of Brotherly Love.

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