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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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. Puleo’s background as a journalist also contributes stepuen the success of this work, as he shares slices of life with details down to the smells and sounds that bring his dakr to life. Lo and behold a week later it went onto the Kindle Daily Deal and I snatched it up. The rest of the book is a chronicle of the time period.

It also made me wish I knew all history, every single interesting event that ever happened. Jul 07, Jess rated it really liked it. The cleanup lasted months, the lawsuits years, the fearful memories a lifetime. Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, university teacher, public speaker, and communications professional. Imagine if they were the supermarket.


Dark Tide book by Stephen Puleo reviewed by Jonathan Sherman-Presser

Were all sides of the issue presented fairly? No spoilers dqrk, even in history books. The company used this fact to argue unsuccessfully that anarchists had placed a bomb in the tank to cause the explosion. A very worthwhile read that grips you until the end.

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Did the book help you learn — or learn more — about these issues? Overall, this is another piece in the jigsaw puzzle that is Boston’s long and rich history.

Jul 13, Newport Librarians rated it liked it Shelves: Same dog, different fleas. The majority of the book is phleo by and about the people involved in the flood. Videos About This Book.

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But until they were given voice in this book, the characters who drove the story were forgotten. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor to American… More about Stephen Puleo. Focusing almost exclusively on production efficiency, however, USIA has little time for stephsn and security at its North End storage facility.

Based on extensive research using trial transcripts and other primary sources, the author has crafted a rich and meticulous narrative of the datk flood, including the tragedy itself as well as the events leading up to it and the legal fight that ensued afterward. Also, the cost of the clean up must have been astronomical I liked, but not loved, this accessibly written book.


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So, inthere was steephen gigantic molasses flood in Boston, which is interesting enough. Recommended for history buffs who want to perhaps learn something new. I found it extremely boring, but the event of the molasses tank crashing down on Boston is horrifying.

It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.

Also by Stephen Puleo. Bridget Clougherty, sixty-five, was buried ste;hen debris and timber, and died from terrible injuries one hour after crews pulled her from the wreckage. But, for me, what really brings this story into terrifying focus are the individual people Puleo lets us get to know.

He makes assertions regarding Italian Americans and their reluctance to organize, a stance that changes as a result of this tragedy. Bostonians, lawyers, or anyone interested in the history of the early 20th century.

Please try again later. The Great Hinckley Firestorm of He can write very compellingly of their trials during and after the flood. It puleeo so much, from the history of the molasses trade including how pivotal it was to slavery in the USto presidential campaigns of that time, our involvement in WWI, the labor tensions and “Big Business” climate and the puldo activity including the trial and execution of Sacco and Vanzetti.