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NOOK Daily Find! Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo for $3.20!

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well… Barnes & Noble has a new promo — the NOOK Daily Find: Today’s Great Book at a Great Price! So, Nook owners need not be envious of those with Kindles! 😉

And the new deal is…

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919‘ by Stephen Puleo (Beacon) is now available at the specially discounted price of $3.20 on the B&N Nookbooks site. Hopefully Amazon will has price matched!

Book 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.

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