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Dark Tide : The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 - Stephen Puleo

Dark Tide

The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Paperback Published: 16th September 2004
ISBN: 9780807050217
Number Of Pages: 280

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"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

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 . . . weaves together the stories of the people and families affected by the disaster, with often heartbreaking glimpses of their fates . . . 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

ISBN: 9780807050217
ISBN-10: 0807050210
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45