Graced by David McCullough's remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing portrait of life in 19th-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. This is a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are behaving responsibly.
©1968 David McCullough; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Great explanation of how this could have been avoided. Shows how everyone assumed others were responsible for their actions when they weren't!!!
Very eclectic reader; tend to hyper-focus on an author until all offerings are read. Enjoy rom-c0m mysteries; history, bios, love audio!
Edward Herrmann gives a wonderfully nuanced reading... truly a very good book, vivid description, meticulously researched.
Sad, Interesting, Historical
His voice became the voice of reason when it is obvious in the book that reason and intelligent decisions were not being made.
No, it's too long. I also think one would miss out on a lot of the good learning from the story if listened to in one sitting.
Eddie is an avid listener of all sorts of audio books. He is a voracious reader AND listener. Not just best sellers, he likes to experiment.
edward herrman's narration a joy to listen to. this story unravels like an unbelievable novel but also a tribute to those who lost their lives in the flood
Yes, easier to listen to, but miss the maps and photos
Just love history and admire McCullough.
This is a tragic story, no favorite scenes
Not an option for me
This book covers a tragic event from all sides, full of detail and individual stories, a great book.
McCullough telling the stories of everyday people, and how so many people were oblivious to their actions.
Relatively unknown event in the nation's history but devastating impact.
Yes. Edward Herrmann is my favorite narrator and as usual he was brilliant.
Another outstanding book by David McCullough.
A good read and an exhaustive study of the causes and effects of one of our nation's most horrific disasters.
My only problem with this book is the occasional long lags (as much as 15 seconds) between some of the chapters. On several occasions I found myself checking my audio device to make sure it was still operating properly. Annoying, but not serious enough to make the listen a bad one.
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