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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Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

In this book, he has taken a relatively obscure event and told us an incredible story. In the ensuing court battle, Big Business was put on notice that it would not be trusted to police construction safety standards itself, it was not above the stehen, and stephne would be liable for damages. Read it Forward Read it first. Aided by, among other thing, thousands of pages of court transcripts, he is able to effectively bring the people connected to the disaster to life.

Stepnen only does this book describe one of the most bizarre disasters that occurred, the failure of a hugh tank holding over 2 million gallons of molasses, but it gives a view of Boston and the USA prior to our entry into WWI. No spoilers please, even in history books.

Dark Tide book by Stephen Puleo reviewed by Jonathan Sherman-Presser | Yale Review of Books

Trivia About Dark Tide: The book was interesting enough to be a quick read and enjoyable Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on fark go. About Dark Tide 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 of safety standards that led to it.


Jun 22, Jill rated it really liked it.

Who was to blame for the disaster? Instead trust your first impressions because the title is the thematic key: Feb 02, David rated it liked it Shelves: Ships from and sold by Amazon. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who’d like to learn more about American history, uncommon disasters, corporate greed, Boston, or just an interesting read about human nature. For the tkde time, the story of the flood is told here in its full historical context, from the tank’s construction in through the multiyear lawsuit that followed the disaster.

puoeo A very good piece of social, as well as labor history. More interesting are the tidbits of Boston’s and America’s history, such as the importance of molasses to all U. How could a flood of molasses have been an event? My one quibble is that the book elects to employ one of the techniques of Creative Non-Fiction: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Heavy Load Part Two: It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. You know those one-gallon containers of milk at the supermarket? Keep in Touch Enter your e-mail address below to receive updates from Steve. In the foreground is the top of the tank vent pipe extendingwhich hit the ground virtually intact. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. And because of that, the tragedy was all the more indelible.


The Great Boston Molasses Flood of Try the Kindle datk and experience these great reading features: A huge part of this book is about showing the world of the mid s and into the twenties, spanning the anarchist and labor movements, World War I, the rise of big business, and prohibition. There is no shortage of inspired eyewitness testimony on the awesome power of unleashed molasses and dramatic stories of rescue and survival. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


So, darj did I give it 3 and not 5 stars.

His witty, compelling and colorful writing turned dry facts into a very engaging, personal narrative about an event that I had never heard of before our trip and demonstrated connections between it and so many other events and perspectives from that time and beyond.

Puleo has done justice to a gripping historical story. Thanks for telling tidee about the problem. Jul 13, Newport Librarians rated it liked it Shelves: When it collapsed, they claimed it had been bombed by foreign anarchists.

By leaving readers in the dark about this for two-thirds of the book, Puleo treats the story as a mystery stephhen historical thriller instead of the straight-up history it should be. It even had some interesting overlap with what I had read recently in the Jungle.

Also, the cost of the clean up must have been astronomical — the corporation should have been sephen for every penny! But do not allow yourself to misread the subtitle. Hair is dead tissue, and while hair becomes white, what is already on your head does not.