THE GREAT FIRES OF BOSTON
A discussion with the author of the best-selling book Boston on Fire
THE HISTORY OF FIRE
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the history of fire fighting, namely, the importance of a fire alarm system and the significance of the telegraph as they related to fire safety. Produced by John Horrigan and edited by Steve Russo. Running Time is 07:41
THE CONVENT FIRE OF 1834
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the burning of the Ursuline Convent in 1834 by a drunken mob of arsonists who wanted to "take care of the Irish Catholic problem" in Boston. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 6:08
COLONIAL FIRE OF 1679
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the fire of 1679 and the people who were falsely accused of setting it. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 01:50.
THE GREAT FIRE OF 1872
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the Great Fire of 1872, known as "Damrell's Fire". Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 17:33.
THE COCOANUT GROVE TRAGEDY
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses the November 28th, 1942 conflagration that took hundreds of lives in a popular night club. Producer: John Horrigan Editor: Steve Russo. Running Time is 35:47.
THE ARSON CAPITAL OF THE NATION
Author Stephanie Schorow discusses a series of arson fires that plagued Boston in the 1970's and early 1980's. Produced by John Horrigan and edited by Steve Russo. Running Time is 09:13.
Stephanie Schorow is a Boston-area reporter and writer. For 12 years she toiled as a features editor and reporter for the Boston Herald until she struck out on her own as a freelance writer in 2005. Her articles regularly appear in the Boston Globe, the Harvard Gazette, MIT's Tech Talk and other publications. Stephanie writes two columns for the Globe's Sidekick section and often contributes music reviews, celebrity interviews and other features. She also writes the "Behind the Scenes" feature for the Globe Northwest.
She has written about the famous Boston robbery known as the "BRINKS JOB" which is adapted from her popular book The Crime of the Century: How the Brink's Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, published in February 2008 by Commonwealth Editions.
Her other books include East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands, Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston and The Cocoanut Grove Fire. Ms. Schorow was the editor of Boston's Fire Trail: A Walk Through the City's Fire and Firefighting History, published in 2007. She also contributed research and copy to the Boston Globe's Great New England Storms of the 20th Century.
Stephanie has worked for the Boston office of the Associated Press, the TAB newspaper chain and newspapers in Missouri, Utah and Connecticut. She is an avid hiker and backpacker, clay artist and amateur photographer.
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