“The drowning and devastation of the city took just about ten minutes": First Edition of David McCullough’s First Book The Johnstown Flood; Signed by Him

  • The Johnstown Flood.

The Johnstown Flood.


Item Number: 58079

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968.

First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s first book. Octavo, original brown cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.

"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).

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