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The Night the Lights Went Out, by the Staff of the New York Times. Edited by A. M. Rosenthal and Arthur Gelb
The Night the Lights Went Out, by the Staff of the New York Times. Edited by A. M. Rosenthal and Arthur Gelb | New York Times Company
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#booked2019 #spring #NightOrientedTitle 11/9/1965 5 PM rush hour , the power goes out in NYC ,involving 9 states & 3 Canadian provinces.800k people were stuck on the subways.If you got out to call family, the pay phone lines,insane.Phone Company had generators , airports did not.Where on the regional grid was the problem? Was it sabotage, or a broken part in the chain?NY Times put the paper together by candlelight,took it to the Newark to print

AmyG I remember this. I was 6. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Pretty fascinating. I had just turned 1, so I don‘t remember. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @AmyG @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was little too.My mom remembers it , we were already west so not directly affected. 1mo
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RealBooks4ever Wow! I don't remember hearing about this! (I was living in the SF Bay Area) 1mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t born yet.... but it seems like something straight out of a movie plot! Very interesting. Was the book good??? 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen pretty good .It was put together by NY Times right after the event.Sometimes an “instabook” gives you that reportage without hindsight that is more in the moment than later books with more analysis. 1mo
Cinfhen True but sounds fascinating! Blackouts were more common 40/50 years ago. Could U imagine if it happened now?!??? (edited) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I was a few weeks old but I guess it didn‘t affect us, living in CA at the time 😅! 1mo
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