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


    • 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.
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Critical Acclaim

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

"In The Boston Italians, Stephen Puleo breaks new ground and dispels old myths about Italians who settled here." — Boston Globe
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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