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


    • May 18
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • Jenks Senior Center
      Winchester MA
      6:30 p.m.
    • May 25
    • Dark Tide
    • Zoom event
      Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
      Bridgewater NJ
      7:00 p.m.

      For registration information, check the library website as the date approaches.
    • May 27
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • "Booked for Lunch" Zoom event
      South Windsor Public Library
      South Windsor CT
      1:00 p.m.
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Critical Acclaim for
Voyage of Mercy

From the Wall Street Journal: "Puleo has found a new way to tell the story [of the Irish famine] with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city…Mr. Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that sense, it couldn’t be more timely."

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Voyage of Mercy

Steve Puleo's seventh book, Voyage of Mercy, is the story of the Irish famine and the remarkable story of America's first humanitarian mission

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America’s Remarkable First Humanitarian Mission: Widespread Aid to Ireland During the Great Famine

I originally wrote this summary of Voyage of Mercy for “The History Reader,” the history website hosted by St. Martin’s Press, publisher of Voyage. Enjoy! By Stephen Puleo I describe […]

Coming in March 2020: Voyage of Mercy

I’ve been pleased with the enthusiastic response to my announcement in 2019 of my upcoming book, Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of […]

Winding down a great speaking season

I’m winding down a very busy and enjoyable Fall speaking season, with just a couple of events remaining before the close of 2019. By year’s end, I’ll have made 580 […]