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 4
    • Boston North End tour
    • Marshfield Lifelong Learning Group
      (This is a private event.)
    • October 15
    • The Caning
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum
      75 Court Street
      Plymouth MA
      7:00 p.m. (coffee at 6:30)
    • October 23
    • The Caning
    • Hazak at Temple Israel
      125 Pond Street
      Sharon MA
      7:30 p.m.
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Critical Acclaim

"The Caning is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Civil War and its causes.” — Russell S. Bonds, author of War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta
About the book

"With a novelist's gift, he has drawn upon [research] to dramatically convey the characters, issues, and consequences of the caning." — The Patriot Ledger
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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