Dark Tide

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2003
September 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
280
Pages
PUBLISHER
Beacon Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Fake Names

George Lahey in the book never existed. For real. A book fine for wordplay but nothing else.

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