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Boston on Fire A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston

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ISBN-10: 1933212012

ISBN-13: 9781933212012

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephanie Schorow, Leo Stapleton

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Fires and firefighting in Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. Includes the Great Fire of 1872, the Cocoanut Grove fire, the Vendome fire, and others.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 1/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Stephanie Schorow is a Boston-based freelance writer, author, teacher and artist. She is the author of The Crime of the Century: How the Brink's Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston; East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands (The History Press, 2008); Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston; and The Cocoanut Grove Fire. She was the editor of Boston's Fire Trail: A Walk Through the City's Fire and Firefighting History (The History Press, 2007). She has spent thirty years working for various news organizations, including the Boston Herald, the TAB chain, the Stamford Advocate and the Associated Press. She currently works as a freelancer for the Boston…    

Foreword: Leo Stapleton
Introduction: The Fire Trail
Built to Burn: Kindling Fire in Early Boston
Fires of Wrath: The 1834 Convent Fire and the 1837 Broad Street Riot
Built in Boston: The Soul of the Old Masheen
Strike the Alarm: The Nerves of Boston's Fire Alarm System
The Great Fire of 1872: A Disaster Foretold
Twice Burned in Chelsea: The 1908 and 1973 Conflagrations
The Cocoanut Grove: Heat, Smoke, and Panic
Death in the Vendome: The Perils of Firefighting
Mr. Flare and the Ring of Fire: Arson in Boston
Afterword
References
Index
Acknowledgments