Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo Forgotten History Dark Tide is the definitive account of America’s most fascinating and surreal disaster.” —John Marr, San Francisco Bay Guardian Shortly after noon on January 15, 1919, a fifty-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a fifteen-foot-high wave of molasses that briefly traveled at thirty-five miles an hour. Dark Tide tells the compelling story of this man-made disaster that claimed the lives of twenty-one people and scores of animals and caused widespread destruction. Dark Tide has been selected as a town-wide reading book for five Massachusetts communities including Holliston, Mass. “Narrated with gusto . . . [Puleo’s] enthusiasm for a little-known catastrophe is infectious.” —The New Yorker “Compelling . . . Puleo has done justice to a gripping historical story.” — Ralph Ranalli, Boston Globe “Thoroughly researched, the volume weaves together the stories of the people and families affected by the disaster . . . The cleanup lasted months, the lawsuits years, the fearful memories a lifetime.” —Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press “Giving a human face to tragedy is part of the brilliance of Stephen Puleo’s Dark Tide . . . Until they were given voice in this book, the characters who drove the story were forgotten.” —Caroline Leavitt, Boston Sunday Globe Features: * ISBN13: 9780807050217 * Condition: NEW * Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. * Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices Personal Review: Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo I read this book and could not put it down. I was driving my family crazy because I kept following them around reading aloud interesting excerpts. I never knew about this part of our history. If you read this you will learn so much about what the country was like in 1919 - the living conditions, how immigrants were treated, how city and national governments worked, and how there were many anarchists at the time causing great havoc all over the country. We tend to think of terrible things only happen now, seldom in "the good old days". A very, very interesting book for anyone, but especially for history buffs. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!