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Dark Tide The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 - A Totally Intriguing Story_ A Fascinating Piece Of American History_

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					     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

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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.

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