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The Cocoanut Grove Fire (New England Remembers)

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire (New England Remembers)
  • Stephanie Schorow
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 9781889833880

10 thoughts on “The Cocoanut Grove Fire (New England Remembers)

  1. says:

    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 members from entertainer Mickey Alpert’s house band perished, along with Buck Jones, a Hollywood cowboy star. Fortunately, the Boston College Eagles suffered a devastating loss to the Holy Cross Crusaders and canceled their victory celebration at the Cocoanut Grove.

    This concise, well-researched and very readable little book provides a history of the nightclub and its owners - first Mickey Alpert, then Charles “King” Solomon, a mob boss who controlled Boston’s bootlegging operations, and finally, his lawyer, Barney Welansky, who used his connections with the Mafia and corrupt city officials to willfully violate the safety standards in existence at the time by overcrowding, blocking side exits to prevent guests from walking out without paying their tabs, using highly flammable decorations throughout the nightclub, hiring unlicensed electricians, and employing minors.

    Not only does this book provide details about the fire and its aftermath, it also tells the stories of victims and survivors who courageously rescued others from the fire and the firefighters who tirelessly battled the blaze and hauled out hundreds of charred bodies. There was the head cashier who perished for refusing to leave her post and the club’s profits unattended, and other staff members who waited to be rescued and ended up losing their lives. There were numerous reports of cash, wallets, watches and rings stolen from burned and trampled bodies. There were heartbreaking stories of people who survived the fire only to die horrible deaths later on.

    Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and Massachusetts General had their work cut out for them. Though treating extensive burns was their major focus, there were large numbers of patients with severe respiratory problems from inhaling smoke and toxic chemicals, infections, and fluid loss. During this time, there were considerable advances in burn treatment, as well as the use of penicillin, which was used by the military and not yet widely available to civilians.

    It makes me sad to know that greed and corruption is still the order of the day in Boston.

  2. says:

    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 fire changed many things in the medical, political and architectural worlds. I believe I have been in a building that sits on part of the Cocoanut Grove footprint, and I didn't even know the significance of the location at the time. I think a lot of people in Boston (at least the younger generation) have forgotten about this massive event that occurred there. It's something that shouldn't be forgotten.

  3. says:

    Very upsetting but hugely informative book. Looking forward to meeting the author this evening...

  4. says:

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

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