America's great disasters / by Martin Sandler.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Examines the causes and effects of such American disasters as the sinking of the steamboat Sultana in 1871, the Johnstown Flood, the Dust Bowl, the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 95).
    • ISBN:
      0060291087 (lib. bdg.)
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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall

Each chapter examines a different type of disaster, from fire to hurricane to blizzard, generally focusing on one specific event, such as the Johnstown Flood or the eruption of Mount St. Helens. These unsensationalized, cogent accounts include intriguing anecdotal stories, supplemental fact boxes, and additional background material. The book features black-and-white photos and archival images. Reading list. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews