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


    • March 12
    • Dark Tide
    • Whitman Hanson Regional High School
      600 Franklin Street
      Whitman MA
      6:00 p.m.
      (Part of Whitman community-wide read program)
    • March 27
    • Dark Tide
    • Woodstock Academy Author Series
      Bracken Library
      57 Academy Road
      Woodstock CT
      6:00 p.m.
    • April 16
    • The Caning
    • Stoughton Public Library
      84 Park Street
      Stoughton MA
      7:00 p.m
      (Part of Stoughton Reads Together program)
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Critical Acclaim

“[The Caning is] a compulsively readable narrative which does honorable, evenhanded justice to all the players and issues of the era.” — Barnes & Noble
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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