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The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy edited by Deborah Davis

I have not been an Oprah fan, to any extent.  Of course, I was aware of her influence, especially on reading, when her Oprah’s Book Club ‘made’ authors’ reputations, their books bestsellers, and the library hold queues extraordinarily long!   I wasn’t able to join in the “Did you see yesterday’s Oprah?” conversations, as I work [...]

The Great Molasses Flood by Deborah Kops

On January 15, 1919, the headlines read – “Huge Molasses Tank Explodes in North End; 11 Dead, 50 Hurt.” In Boston, a tank filled with 2,300,000 gallons of molasses had exploded creating waves 50 feet high. That wave swept everything before it. 100 men, women and children were caught in the sticky stream. Buildings, vehicles [...]

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