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"Burn Boston Burn" book presentation given by former ATF Federal Agent Wayne M. Miller
"Burn Boston Burn: the Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country"; book presentation given by author and former ATF Federal Agent Wayne M. Miller.
By: Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the BPL
In the early 1980s, Boston was set ablaze, coincidentally not long after tax-cutting measures caused the layoffs of hundreds of police and firefighters. Over the course of two years, these "fire buffs" turned arsonists, were on a mission to keep the area ablaze with nightly multiple-alarm fires, with sirens wailing through the streets, and people too afraid to sleep. Two hundred sixty-four buildings were set on fire, resulting in millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries.
Told from the perspective of Wayne M. Miller, the head ATF Special Agent in charge of the investigation during that time, Burn Boston Burn is a horrendous tale of political deceit and internal corruption. The book details the series of crimes that shook the city of Boston and became known as one of the largest arson cases on record in the history of the country.
Burn Boston Burn: the Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country. Book presentation given by author and former ATF Federal Agent Wayne M. Miller. Hosted by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library. Thursday, March 5, 6:00 pm. Free and open to all, including a book signing and reception. Wheelchair accessible; conveniently located near the Orange Line and bus connections. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information:
--submitted by marycurtinproductions [on behalf
of the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library]