STEPHEN PULEO, excerpt from Dark Titde: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.
FOLK SONG, "The Titanic" (also known as "It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down").
EDWARD GIBBON, excerpt from Chapter XXVI Part V of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
WILL GRIGG, excerpt from Global Gun Grab.
JOEL DERFNER, excerpt (pp. 154-160) from chapter "On Go-Go Dancing" from Swish.
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, "The Wreck of the Hesperus."
JAMES THURBER, abridgement of "The Day the Dam Broke" from My Life and Hard Times.