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


    • September 22
    • Dark Tide
    • North End Tour
      Discovery Program - Hingham Senior Center
      10:30 a.m.
      (This is a private event.)
    • September 28
    • The Caning
    • Leominster Public Library
      30 West Street
      Leominster, MA
      2:00 p.m.
    • October 4
    • Boston North End tour
    • Marshfield Lifelong Learning Group
      (This is a private event.)
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Critical Acclaim

“In [A City So Grand], Puleo presents us with an enjoyable catalog of wonders produced by Boston.” — The New Republic
About the book

“[The Caning has] no clichés to mar its confident prose and irresistible readability.” — National Review
About The Caning

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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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