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


    • September 17
    • Dark Tide
    • Somerville Public Library Auditorium
      "Somerville Reads" Program
      79 Highland Ave
      Somerville MA
      7:00 p.m.
    • September 20
    • Dark Tide
    • Boston North End tour
      Battery Wharf Book Club
      (This is a private event.)
    • September 22
    • Dark Tide
    • North End Tour
      Discovery Program - Hingham Senior Center
      10:30 a.m.
      (This is a private event.)
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Critical Acclaim

“[The Caning] is the best book I have read in years, packed with fascinating details of the kind that seldom make it into lesser works. … Don’t miss this one. There’s no telling whom you might find in it.” — National Review
About The Caning

“[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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The Dunlap Broadside

After Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, delegates ordered it printed that night. At this point, no one had signed the document — the only names …

Happy July 2!

One of the great misconceptions in American history relates to the July 4 holiday. The actual vote for independence by the Continental Congress came on July 2. Delegates began debating …


Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

As we enter the Fourth of July week, I thought it would be interesting to tell the story of those dramatic days leading up to the colonies’ declaring independence in …