Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, Thursday, July 7th, 2011 @ 6:30PM
Next up for the Non-Fiction-ers is Dark Tide: Great Boston Molassess Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo’s. This book is a scrupulously researched telling of the eponymous disaster (not to be confused with the soon to be released Halley Berry shark flick, or the eel disaster film of the mid 1990’s—all separate and but equally dark tides).
Puleo, a former newspaper reporter and contributor to American History magazine does a masterful job of contextualizing the disaster within its historical moment. So, in the end, this book is not only about the molasses flood but about World War I, the anarchist movement, Prohibition, immigration, and the expanding role of big business in early 20th century America. So, read up and come on down to join in on the discussion, July 7th @ 6:30PM in the Ground Floor Community Room. All are welcome, snacks provided.