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


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Critical Acclaim for
Voyage of Mercy

From the Wall Street Journal: "Puleo has found a new way to tell the story [of the Irish famine] with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city…Mr. Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that sense, it couldn’t be more timely."

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Voyage of Mercy

Steve Puleo's seventh book, Voyage of Mercy, is the story of the Irish famine and the remarkable story of America's first humanitarian mission

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Voyage of Mercy Wins 2021 Christopher Award

I’m very honored that Voyage of Mercy has won a 2021 Christopher Award. These awards, issued by the nonprofit, The Christophers, celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit” and reflects the The Christophers guidance, “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

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Due To Enemy Action now print on demand

I’m thrilled to announce that Due to enemy Action is available as a print-on-demand text.

Go to Untreed Reads to order your copy in hardcover or paperback.

A Very Special “Top 10” Event in Boston’s North End

I was honored to be the guest speaker at the 10th anniversary commemoration of Boston’s North End Historical Society (NEHS), whose Founder and President Alex Goldfield asked me to discuss my “Top 10 Favorite Things” about Boston’s oldest and most historic neighborhood.

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