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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    • November 19
    • The Caning
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Critical Acclaim

“Puleo’s account make these actors and their causes seem positively Shakespearean.” — Barnes & Noble
About The Caning

“[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

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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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