Pennsylvania Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival (Disasters Series)

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Twenty-two disasters spanning more than two centuries of Pennsylvania history are dramatically retold in this suspenseful collection of stories by journalist Karen Ivory.

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It’s only human to be fascinated by disasters and uplifted by reports of survival in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Karen Ivory takes you back to Pennsylvania’s most catastrophic events, vividly re-creating the moments that changed the Keystone State forever. The twenty-two true stories in Pennsylvania Disasters are a chilling reminder to expect the unexpected and to respect the powerful, often deadly forces of nature. Experience the drama of:

  • The Johnstown flood that killed more than 2,000 people 
  • The toxic smog that blanketed Donora and left hundreds gravely ill or dead
  • A baseball outing gone wrong the terrible train wreck of the Phillies Special 
  • A dangerous underground inferno that has been burning since 1962 
  • Three Mile Island the most serious accident to take place at a U.S. commercial nuclear power plant
  • The final heart-wrenching minutes of September 11’s Flight 93

About the Author:

Karen Ivory, a former broadcast journalist in Philadelphia and New York, is a freelance writer happily based in the City of Brotherly Love.

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