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Steve appears on C-SPAN’s Q&A

Steve recently traveled to Washington D.C. to tape an appearance C-SPAN’s weekly interview show, “Q&A,” hosted by Brian Lamb. Steve was thrilled with the opportunity to discuss The Caning, and is indebted to Brian, as well as to C-SPAN producer Mark Farkus and the entire C-SPAN team for their hard work and hospitality. The show, which is available for replay, aired on Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22, 2015.

Stoughton chooses The Caning for community read

The Town of Stoughton, MA has chosen The Caning as its community-wide read book for the winter/spring. The town has a number of great Civil War-themed events planned over the next several weeks, including Steve’s  April 16 appearance for The Caning. Thanks to the Stoughton Reads Together committee for their selection.

Another town will read Dark Tide

The Town of Whitman, MA has selected Dark Tide as its community-wide read for 2015 — the 21st community to choose Steve’s book on the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. Steve is expected to make an appearance in Whitman in the spring of 2015.

And Millis makes 20!

The Town of Millis MA has become the 20th community to select Dark Tide as its town-wide read. Steve will be making appearances in Millis in early 2015 — at the library for an adult evening event and at one of the schools for a student event.


Somerville chooses Dark Tide

The City of Somerville, MA has selected Dark Tide as its community-wide read for 2014. Somerville is the 19th Massachusetts community to choose the book, and Steve will be speaking at the Somerville Public Library on September 17 — which also happens to be the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the United States Constitution, a fine day to do a presentation on a historical book.

Pembroke chooses A City So Grand

The Town of Pembroke MA has selected A City So Grand as its community-wide read for 2014 — the first such honor for the book. As part of the program, Steve will appear at the Pembroke Public Library on May 21.

The Caning selected for community read

The town of Norfolk MA selected The Caning as its monthly community-wide read. As part of the “Norfolk Reads Together” celebration, Steve will speak and sign books at the Norfolk Public Library on January 27.


Another community chooses Dark Tide

The town of North Andover, MA, has selected Dark Tide as its community-wide read for 2014. Steve will be appearing at the Stevens Memorial Library on Main Street on February 9 to help mark the occasion. A total of 18 communities have now selected Dark Tide as their “One Town, One Book” community read. Other Massachusetts communities that have featured the book are Abington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Bridgewater, Burlington, Eastham, Franklin, Holliston, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Milford, Medford, Raynham, Stoughton, Woburn, and Rehoboth.

A month of milestones

The month of September brought a number of milestones for Steve. In addition to the 10th anniversary of the publication of Dark Tide, September also marked the one-year anniversary of the release of The Caning, Steve’s fifth book, which is now available in paperback. Also in September, Steve reached another gratifying milestone — his 400th speaking appearance as an author.

Steve’s master’s thesis now online

Stephen Puleo’s master’s thesis — a key source in his book, The Boston Italians — is now available to anyone who wants to use it as a source, through UMass-Boston’s “Scholar Works” site. The thesis is entitled From Italy to Boston’s North End: Italian Immigration and Settlement, 1890-1910. Please follow the site’s guidelines for citing the work if you use it in research.