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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (401 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Cambor Narrator: James Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An Elegantly Crafted Love Story Set in Post-Civil War America

In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden tells of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the greatest industrial disaster in American history: the construction and subsequent collapse in 1889 of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dam. It was a tragedy that cost 2,200 lives, implicated some of the most illustrious financiers of the day - Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon - whose carelessness contributed to the disaster, and irreparably changed the lives of those who survived it.

This is the story of these men and of the families who lived in the shadow of the dam: the daughter of the lawyer who filed the charter for an exclusive club on the shore of the artificially created lake; the Quaker steel mill owner who tried to stop the dam's construction; a librarian, escaping to a bustling mountain city from a loveless life in Boston; a young man determined to expose and undermine the greed and carelessness that shaped the last years of the 19thcentury.

A cautionary tale for our new century, In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden is a story of youthful promise and devastating loss, of power and its misuse, and of greed and the philanthropy that is too often a guilty by-product. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cynthia | 2/20/2014

    " Gorgeous fiction about the Johnstown flood. Amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy Watkins | 1/25/2014

    " Informative and easy way to learn about a key event (Johnstown flood), as historical fiction usually is, but after a good background and build up of the Pittsburgh wealthy folk (Carnegie, Mellons, and such) and engineering lapses, lost steam at the end (then it flooded, and they all died). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 1/23/2014

    " This book is about people and events leading up to the Johnstown Flood. I think I read this book years ago. The relationship of Nora and Daniel were familiar but I don't actually remember much else about the book. I learned some new vocabulary words such as pelerine, antimacassar, what a yellow dog contract is and more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shari | 1/22/2014

    " About the Johnstown flood. Interesting story. "

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