Dark Tide The Great Boston Molasses Flood Of 1919

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807050210
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Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the other men, "Run!"

A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. The number of dead wasn't known for days. It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.

Dark Tide

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807096679
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Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash.

Dark Tide

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 0807096679
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Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash.

Dark Tide

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807050217
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. . Until they were given voice in this book, the characters who drove the story were forgotten.” —Caroline Leavitt, Boston Sunday Globe

The Great Molasses Flood

Author: Deborah Kops
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781580893480
Size: 45.12 MB
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An account of the January 1919 molasses tank explosion in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks to uncover why the tank blew up and who was to blame through primary sources and archival photographs that show the extent of the damage.

The Boston Italians

Author: Steve Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080705044X
Size: 57.19 MB
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In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the ...

A City So Grand

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807050431
Size: 72.30 MB
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"A City So Grand" chronicles this breathtaking period in Boston's history.

Boston Strong

Author: Casey Sherman
Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611687284
Size: 68.74 MB
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If you're only going to read one book on this tragic but uplifting story, this is it.

The Great Molasses Flood

Author: Beth Wagner Brust
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc
ISBN: 9780816745234
Size: 54.34 MB
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Why won't anyone believe her? Can Maggie save the day? Find out in this zany story based on the real molasses flood that happened in Boston long ago.

Due To Enemy Action

Author: Stephen Puleo
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 161187310X
Size: 76.28 MB
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Based on previously classified government documents, military records, personal interviews, and letters between crew members and their families, this is the saga of the courageous survival of ordinary sailors when their ship was torpedoed ...

A City In Terror

Author: Francis Russell
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807050330
Size: 31.37 MB
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Back in print, this classic account of the police strike that plunged Boston into a period of chaos while bringing the governor of the state, Calvin Coolidge, to national prominance, recalls a terrifying moment in American history when mobs ...