Dark Tide. The Great Boston Molasses Flood of Author: Stephen Puleo. Description; Praise and Reviews; On Our Blog; Video; Reader. Around noon on January 15, , a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring. A new th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history–and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack.

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Many of the quotes in Dark Tide reso I absolutely loved this book! Please try again later. The Rise of an American Metro Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, university teacher, public speaker, and stepphen professional. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another.

Beacon Press September 16, Language: A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-“Oh my God! It was worth telling, and I’m glad somebody supported by a host of others took up the challenge and carried it, so successfully, to the end. While this may have been a tipping point to community organization, the world does not work quite this simply, and he should really have provided a citation or two to support this contention. Properly and compellingly recasts quaint folklore as a tragedy with important ramifications.

To think of the corners that were cut in the name of saving money and profit at the expense of lives is completely deplorable. In the aftermath of the flood, one of the most exhausting legal proceedings in Massachusetts history took place.


Around noon on January 15,a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash.

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It was more interesting than and often as dramatic as a Law and Order episode. He had even seen children use pails to dafk up the molasses that pooled at its base.

Most of the readership is unlikely to be aware ahead of reading the story that the tank owners claimed that explosives were the cause of the disaster.

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He heard a skittering sound. Jan 15, Pre-Order. It also made me wish I knew all pu,eo, every single interesting event that ever happened. He off-handedly recommend this book so I ordered it when we got home. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

DARK TIDE: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

A Force So Swift. These were ordinary people, and the things written about them were pretty everyday as well. War and Anarchy 5.

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Excerpt stepheh Dark Tide: Hoping for one last big market, the company had filled its giant tank with molasses, planning to distill it into drinking spirits to sell before daek ban on alcohol took effect the following year.


This book was great – a nonfiction re: This book has a fair number of photographs, from city scenes while the molasses tank was still standing, to shots of the destruction during the flood, to a portrait of the man hearing the civil suit. The cleanup lasted months, the lawsuits years, the fearful memories a lifetime.

From the tde lives it took, to an era of corporate greed, to the pre- and post-WWI America, to the anti-immigrant feeling of the time, Mr.

I had heard of the disaster in which 21 people lost their lives, hundreds were injured and multiple structures destroyed.

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Darkening Skies Part Three: The author has written the only known book about this tragedy. Quotes from Dark Tide: Same dog, different fleas. The dqrk, if somewhat one-dimensional, are gripping. Then, shortly after noon on Jan. The writing style was a bit overwrought for my taste at times, so let’s compare it to all the other books out there about the Great Molasses Flood, oh wait, there aren’t any.

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