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

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Critical Acclaim

"Stephen Puleo’s beautifully written, compelling account of the caning and its aftermath presents the often-overlooked drama of the late 1850’s, illuminating a cast of fascinating characters.” — Russell S. Bonds, author of War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta
About the book

"Readers will not only find The Caning a compelling read, but they may be surprised to find multiple parallels to today's political climate." — The Fredricksburg Star
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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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Remembering the start of my author journey

Once again, I want to offer my thanks. First, my gratitude to Boston’s South Shore readers for vaulting The Boston Italians to number 4 on today’s Patriot Ledger bestseller list. …