Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sticking With the Unusual

Yep, there's a new book in the sidebar. Dark Tide, The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, written by Stephen Puleo. There is so much packed in to this tragic tale. Yes, in January of 1919, an enormous tank of 50 feet high and 90 feet in diameter ruptured due to structural deficiencies and sent a wave of 2.3 million gallons of molasses outward in all directions. Of the many injured, 21 persons died either by drowning in the dark, heavy syrup, or from crushing injuries sustained as surrounding structures gave way and collapsed. This devastating event is enveloped with accounts of anarchism, WWI, immigration, terrorism, and the influences of big business. Seems some things never change.

3 comments:

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Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

I found your YAY!!!!!
And left this for you....

"Excellent.
I wish I knew what was wrong?
Valerie said Firefox won't work with this type of comment layout, but Explorer will.
Firefox obviously works OK with the pop up box type.
I don't have Firefox, only IE and Google Chrome."

Cheers.... Bernard

deb said...

Firefox worked. I don't know if it is something that Blogger finally fixed, or if I did something different! It seemed a couple extra steps and I HAD to be logged in to my Google account.