The Cocoanut Grove Fire

The Cocoanut Grove Fire

Stephanie Schorow / Apr 07, 2020

The Cocoanut Grove Fire A gripping narrative of the worst nightclub fire in American history which killed people in World War II Boston

  • Title: The Cocoanut Grove Fire
  • Author: Stephanie Schorow
  • ISBN: 9781889833880
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • A gripping narrative of the worst nightclub fire in American history, which killed 492 people in World War II Boston.

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      • Stephanie Schorow

        Stephanie Schorow is a Boston area reporter and writer For 12 years she toiled as a features editor and ink stained scribe for the Boston Herald until she struck out on her own as a freelance writer in 2005 Her articles now regularly appear in the Boston Globe and other publications.


    928 Comments

    1. Posted at Shelf Inflicted Stephanie Schorow’s excellent Drinking Boston briefly mentioned the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire, an event I had no knowledge about prior to reading. 492 people died in the blaze, and over a hundred were injured. The glamorous Cocoanut Grove nightclub was frequented by couples and families celebrating special occasions, celebrities, servicemen, politicians, and athletes. Famous people were not immune to the horrors of that tragic night of November 28, 1942. Several memb [...]


    2. I read this book for my book club and the author, Stephanie Schorow, came to our meeting. It was very interesting to talk to her and learn about her researching/writing process and why she was interested in the Cocoanut Grove fire. I really enjoyed the book and plan to read others that Stephanie Schorow has written. I also want to read more about the devastating Cocoanut Grove fire, as this book is very short (less than 100 pages and even less than that has text on it). The aftermath of this fir [...]



    3. A clear and compact account of the terrible fire that claimed lots of lives in Boston. Well researched and documented.




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