Award-winning Stephen Puleo is the author of The Caning,
A City So Grand, The Boston Italians, Due to Enemy Action, and Dark Tide.

Events

    • October 23
    • The Caning
    • Hazak at Temple Israel
      125 Pond Street
      Sharon MA
      7:30 p.m.
    • November 16
    • The Caning
    • Duxbury Free Library
      Merry Room
      Duxbury MA
      2:00 p.m.
    • November 19
    • The Caning
    • Biography/History Book Club
      Barnes & Noble
      1 Worcester Rd
      Framingham MA
      7:30 p.m.
  • See complete event calendar

Critical Acclaim

“Giving a human face to tragedy is part of the brilliance of Dark TideBoston Sunday Globe
About the book

"Stephen Puleo’s beautifully written, compelling account of the caning and its aftermath presents the often-overlooked drama of the late 1850’s, illuminating a cast of fascinating characters.” — Russell S. Bonds, author of War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta
About the book

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The Caning

The Caning depicts a turning point in American history: the beating of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner and the beginning of the war over slavery.

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