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Tropical Storm Agnes!

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: United States Army Corps of Engineers: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2005575

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 1972 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. Oblong. Stapled binding. An account of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, with color and black & white photographs throughout. View more info

Image for The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror. A Complete and Authentic Account of the Terrible Calamity that Befell the City of the Golden Gate, Stricken by Earthquake and Devastated by Fire. Described and Penned by Eye-witnesses and Those Who Worked to Relieve the Suffering. A Vivid Account of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Great Historical Catastrophes Which Have Destroyed Thousands of Lives and Laid Whole Countries in Ruin. Illustrated with Photographic Scenes of the Great Disasters and Stricken Districts.

The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror. A Complete and Authentic Account of the Terrible Calamity that Befell the City of the Golden Gate, Stricken by Earthquake and Devastated by Fire. Described and Penned by Eye-witnesses and Those Who Worked to Relieve the Suffering. A Vivid Account of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Great Historical Catastrophes Which Have Destroyed Thousands of Lives and Laid Whole Countries in Ruin. Illustrated with Photographic Scenes of the Great Disasters and Stricken Districts.

By: Banks, Charles Eugene; Read, Opie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: C.E. Thomas: 1906

Seller ID: 2303188

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly rubbed with minor loss of gilt, 1956 newspaper article printed on fiftieth anniversary by The Spokesman Review of Spokane, Washington laid in. 1906 Hard Cover. 464 pp. Red cloth, black-and-white illustration mounted on front board, black and gold titles. The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror. A Complete and Authentic Account of the Terrible Calamity that Befell the City of the Golden Gate, Stricken by Earthquake and Devastated by Fire. Described and Penned by Eye-witnesses and Those Who Worked to Relieve the Suffering. A Vivid Account of the Eruptio... View more info

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Great Train Disasters

By: Eastlake, Keith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Motorbooks International: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265864

ISBN: 076030453X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Despite the engineering ingenuity that has gone into making trains safe, rail disasters have occurred since the early days of steam locomotion. Great Train Disasters is a fascinating account of horror and heroism on the world's railroads. First-rate illustrations of the aftermath of these catastrophic accidents, a text written by a railroad enthusiast, and details and photographs of more than 50 rail disasters around the world make Great Train Disasters a significant compilation worthy of the library of any railroad enthusiast. View more info

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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

By: Fallows, Rt. Rev. Samuel; Linthicum, Richard; White, Trumbull

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hubert D. Russell: 1906

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 2286816

Condition: Near Fine


Memorial edition. No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, minor general wear. 1906 Hard Cover. 408 pp. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, Introduction by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows. A comprehensive and connected account of the terrible tragedy that befell the people of our Golden City--The Metropolis of the Golden Gate, and the death and ruin dealt many adjacent cities and surrounding country. Destroying earthquake comes without warning, in the early hours of the morning; immense structures topple and crumble; great Leland Stanford University succumbs; water mains demolished and fire comple... View more info

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Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters

By: Jessop, Violet

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Sheridan House: 1997

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2302398

ISBN: 1574090356

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Remainder mark. 1997 Hard Cover. After a childhood in Argentina and formative years in England, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic and she wrote an absolutley unique eyewitness account on the ost written about disaster of our time. Four years later, Violet was a nurse onboard the hospital ship BRitannic when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. But Titanic Survivor is much more. A unique autobiography for those who want to know how it really felt, a story that could be told only by a Titan... View more info

Image for History of the Johnstown Flood, Including All the Fearful Record; The Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; The Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc.

History of the Johnstown Flood, Including All the Fearful Record; The Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; The Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc.

By: Johnson, Willis Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204811

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, front free endpaper removed, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. 459 pp. 8vo. 7 5/8 x 5 1/2. Numerous photographs. Including: all the fearful record; the breaking of the South Fork Dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh Valley; the overthrow of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations; stupendous charities, etc, etc. The Johnstown Flood (or Great Flood of 1889 as it became known locally) occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the failu... View more info

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History of the Johnstown Flood, Including All the Fearful Record; The Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; The Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc.

By: Johnson, Willis Fletcher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 2284285

Condition: Good


Boards a bit rubbed with loss of all gilt from spine titles and some from front board, rear hinge loosening, ink owner information on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1889 Hard Cover. xiv, 15-459, [3] pp. 8vo. 7 5/8 x 5 1/2. Numerous photographs. Including: all the fearful record; the breaking of the South Fork Dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh Valley; the overthrow of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations; stupendous charities, etc, etc. The Johnstown Flood (or Great Flood of 1889 as it became kn... View more info

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Dive Ontario Two! More Ontario Shipwreck Stories, Illustrated with Photographs, Maps, and Drawings

By: Kohl, Cris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cris Kohl / Chamberlain-Mercury Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2135025

ISBN: 0969232683

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Lightly rubbed, sticker on front jacket flap. Very Good. 1994 Hard Cover. vii, 312 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: 'Ontario's maritime history includes hundreds of shipwreck stories, some relatively commonplace, many tensely dramatic... these true shipwreck stories, over 130 in all, with settings ranging from the St. Lawrence River to the wilds of Lake Superior, and from the year 1679 to 1975, [detail] events which transpired in Ontario waters.' View more info

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What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries

By: McCarty, Jennifer Hooper; Foecke, Tim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302824

ISBN: 0806528958

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few light spots. 2008 Hard Cover. On the night of April 14, 1912, the unsinkable RMS Titanic, with over 2,200 passengers onboard, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and plunged to a watery grave. For nearly a century, the shocking loss has haunted the world. Now the same CSI techniques that are used to solve modern murder cases have been applied to the sinking of history's most famous ship. Researchers Jennifer Hooper McCarty and Tim Foecke draw on their participation in expeditions to the ship's wreckage and experiments on recovered Titanic materials to build a compellin... View more info

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The Johnstown Flood [The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating 'Natural' Disasters American Has Ever Known]

By: McCullough, David

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2264598

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Very good book in fair jacket. Large chip from front jacket corner. Jacket now protected under fresh mylar. Owner sticker on front endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 302 pp. 8vo. Includes section of black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. The first book the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as host of the popular PBS television series 'Smithsonian World?' The Johnsto... View more info

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The Johnstown Flood [The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating 'Natural' Disasters American Has Ever Known]

By: McCullough, David

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283498

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, jacket flap price crossed out (but still visible), jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 302 pp. 8vo. Includes section of black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. The first book the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as host of the popular PBS television series 'Smithsonian World?' The Johnstown Flood, David McCullough's fi... View more info

Image for The Martinique Horror and St. Vincent Calamity: Containing a Full and Complete Account of the Most Appalling Disaster of Modern Times. Including a Vivid Description of the Terrible Volcanic Eruptions; the Destruction of St. Pierre and Other Towns and Loss of Nearly 50,000 Lives; Heart-Rending Scenes, Etc.

The Martinique Horror and St. Vincent Calamity: Containing a Full and Complete Account of the Most Appalling Disaster of Modern Times. Including a Vivid Description of the Terrible Volcanic Eruptions; the Destruction of St. Pierre and Other Towns and Loss of Nearly 50,000 Lives; Heart-Rending Scenes, Etc.

By: Miller, J. Martin; Durham, John Stevens

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1902

Seller ID: 2290362

Condition: Very Good


Board corners bumped, front hinge broken. 1902 Hard Cover. 560 pp. Green boards. Titles and decor rubbed. Marbled page ridges. The Martinique Horror and St. Vincent Calamity: Containing a Full and Complete Account of the Most Appalling Disaster of Modern Times. Including a Vivid Description of the Terrible Volcanic Eruptions; the Destruction of St. Pierre and Other Towns and Loss of Nearly 50,000 Lives; Heart-Rending Scenes, Etc. No Such Frightful Calamity, Unequalled for the Suddenness of the Blow, the Number of Victims, the Completeness of the Desolation Has Ever Come Upon the Civilized Worl... View more info

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Morris's Story of the Great Earthquake of 1908 and other Historic Disasters, Embracing Two Books in One Volume

By: Morris, Charles

Price: $9.00

Publisher: E.M. Scull: 1909

Seller ID: 1863146

Condition: Good


Hinges starting. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 448 pp. Green decorative boards, with full color painting mounted on front board. Book I contains a complete and accurate account of the great Italian and Sicilian earthquake and tidal wave of 1908...Book II includes a graphic story of all great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the world's history, together with scientific explanations of their causes. Includes nearly 100 illustrations made especially for this work, showing the havoc caused by fire, earthquake and volcanic convulsions. View more info

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San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire: A Complete and Accurate Account of the Fearful Disaster Which Visited the Great City and the Pacific Coast, the Reign of Panic and Lawlessness, the Plight of 300,000 Homeless People and the World-wide Rush...

By: Morris, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W.E. Scull: 1906

Seller ID: 2302207

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, boards soiled, bottom fore edge corner exposed. 1906 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 17-446 pp. One of quite a few disaster histories published in the early twentieth century, illustrated with photographs and engravings. San Francisco and Its Terrific Earthquake; The Demon of Fire Invades the Stricken City; Fighting Flames with Dynamite; The Reign of Destruction and Devastation; The Panic Flight of a Homeless Host; Facing Famine and Praying for Relief; The Frightful Loss of Life and Wealth; Wonderful, Record of Thrilling Escapes; Disaster Spread... View more info

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Pictorial Story of the Flood: Southern Tier - New York State - July 1935

By: Rochester Kiwanis Club

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kiwanis Club of Rochester: 1935

Seller ID: 2132935

Condition: Very Good


1 inch tear to spine base. 1935 Stapled Binding. 16 pp. Printed wrappers. Stapled binding. A brief pictorial account of the flood of July 7, 1935, which affected the Southern Tier region of New York State and caused over 40 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Rather scarce - only 5 copies located in OCLC. View more info