“The drowning and devastation of the city took just about ten minutes": First Edition of David McCulloughs First Book The Johnstown Flood; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
The Johnstown Flood.
Item Number: 59021
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s first book. Octavo, original brown cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page prior to the publication date, “For Donna and Gordon in friendship. David March 1, 1968.” The recipients were close friends of the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Publication date of The Johnstown Flood was March 18, 1968. Rare and desirable.
"A first rate example of the documentary method....Mr. McCullough is a good writer and painstaking reporter and he has re-created that now almost mythic cataclysm...with the thoroughness the subject demands" (The New Yorker).