By John C. Esposito

ISBN-10: 0306814234

ISBN-13: 9780306814235

ISBN-10: 030681501X

ISBN-13: 9780306815010

On Saturday evening, November 28, 1942, Boston suffered its worst catastrophe ever. on the city's most desirable nightspot, the Cocoanut Grove, the most important nightclub hearth in U.S. heritage took the lives of 492 people--nearly one in all each humans at the premises. A flash of fireside that all started in an imitation palm tree rolled in the course of the overcrowded membership with breathtaking pace and in a trifling 8 mins somebody left within the membership used to be useless or doomed. The Grove used to be a vintage firetrap, the made from greed and indifference at the a part of the proprietors and the politicians who had knowingly allowed such stipulations to exist. opposed to the backdrop of Boston politics, cronyism, and corruption, writer John C. Esposito re-creates the drama of the fireplace and explores the general public outcry that undefined. In retelling the bad occasions of 1 of America's such a lot cataclysmic tragedies, Esposito has formed either an incomparably gripping narrative and a colourful portrait of the period. however it is the serious, distinctive narrative of the fire--harrowing but compulsively readable--and the pains that that would stick with the reader good once they end this awesome ebook. "[Esposito] reminds us that the cautionary story of the Cocoanut Grove continues to be suitable today." (New York legislation Journal)

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