The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire: A Boston Tragedy

The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire: A Boston Tragedy


Stephanie Schorow

On November 28, 1942, fire roared through Boston’s famed Cocoanut Grove nightclub during what was supposed to be a high-spirited Saturday night. By midnight, more than five hundred people were dead, dying or maimed for life. Local author Stephanie Schorow probes the club’s history, the circumstances leading to the fire and the tragedy’s lingering impact. The inferno reached deep into the city’s social structure––its politics, medical care and legal system––and touched nearly everyone in the Boston area, even those who had never set foot in the club. In this newly updated and revised edition, Schorow has added new photographs, interviews and insights into the worst nightclub fire in American history.

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SpecificationsThe History Press, 2022
6" x 9" Softcover
176 pages, over 70 images
ISBN: 9781467152877

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