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Dark Tide

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Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo
Jan 15, 2019 | ISBN 9780807078006
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Narrated with gusto . . . [Puleo’s] enthusiasm for a little-known catastrophe is infectious. —The New Yorker

“Compelling . . . Puleo has done justice to a gripping historical story.”—Ralph Ranalli, Boston Globe

“Thoroughly researched . . . weaves together the stories of the people and families affected by the disaster, with often heartbreaking glimpses of their fates . . . The cleanup lasted months, the lawsuits years, the fearful memories a lifetime.” —Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

“Giving a human face to tragedy is part of the brilliance of Stephen Puleo’s Dark Tide . . . Until they were given voice in this book, the characters who drove the story were forgotten.” —Caroline Leavitt, Boston Sunday Globe

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note

Prologue: Isaac’s Demons

Part One: A Monster in Our Midst

1. Deadline on the Waterfront
2. Neighborhood Weeping
3. Along the Gulf Stream
4. War and Anarchy
5. Heavy Load

Part Two: Waves of Terror

6. Before . . .
7. Engulfed!
8. “I Am Prepared to Meet my God”
9. Darkening Skies

Part Three: David vs. Goliath

10. “One of the Worst Catastrophes”
11. Factor of Safety
12. “A Sordid Story”

List of Deceased
Bibliographic Essay
Afterword to the Anniversary Edition

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