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The Bosses Club





The story of America’s transition from iron-making to steel, and questioning the cause of the 1889 Johnstown Flood


Johnstown Magazine, Jennifer Ashcom Galiote , Mar 2012:

“The Bosses Club” is a bold and courageous historical fiction proposing a conspiracy theory for the 1889 flood, including thorough research. Charles Dickens once wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Like Dickens, Gregory gives clear reminder that there are at least two sides to every story.


The Johnstown Tribune - Democrat, Jan 4, 2012:

“The Bosses Club” is a well-researched and easy-to-read historical novel telling of the rivalry between the Cambria Iron Co. and Andrew Carnegie in an attempt to dominate the burgeoning steel industry. 


Pennsylvania Magazine, Nov/Dec 2011:

This story is an iconic tragedy in our nation’s history, in the same venue as the Chicago fire and the San Francisco earthquake. A reader will gain an understanding of the development of the steel industry in this nation; who were the founders, inventors, innovators and scoundrels; and how the actions that led to this flood were not the result of natural causes, but human errors.


Bluebook Reviews, 2011:

Gregory uses imaginary dialogue to add life to his historical narrative. The section about the Johnstown Flood is a dramatic high point. Gregory’s assertion about Carnegie, while plausible, isn’t substantiated but as a recording of this particular industry’s history, The Bosses Club succeeds.

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