In the Shadow of the Dam

In the Shadow of the Dam

Early one May morning in 1874, in the hills above Williamsburg, Massachusetts, a reservoir dam suddenly burst, sending an avalanche of water down a narrow river valley lined with factories and farms. In just thirty minutes, the Mill River flood left 139 people dead and 740 homeless -- and a nation wondering how this terrible calamity had happened.

In this compelling tale of a man-made disaster peopled with everyday heroes and arrogant scoundrels, Elizabeth Sharpe… (more)

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Publisher: Free Press (May 31, 2004)

Parent ISBN: 9781416572640

Page count: 304 pages

Language: English


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