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.


    • October 24
    • Italian Immigrants and Religion in the North End
    • Lowell Lecture Series at Suffolk University Law School/
      In conjunction with Paul Revere Memorial Association

      Sargent Hall (Law School)
      120 Tremont St.
      Room 5320 (The Commons)
      6:30 p.m
    • October 27
    • Due to Enemy Action
    • Great Island Community
      Overlook Clubhouse
      149 Great Island Road
      Plymouth, MA
      7:00 p.m.
      (This is a private event.)
    • November 1
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • Norwood, MA
      Morrill Memorial Library
      33 Walpole St.
      Simoni Room (2nd floor)
      7:00 p.m.
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Wall Street Journal Review of Voyage of Mercy
By Terry Golway

Americans have grown accustomed to seeing their fellow citizens providing food, medicine, and logistical assistance at disaster sites around the globe. It’s not by any means an exceptionally American tradition, but a tradition it surely is. According to Stephen Puleo, the nation’s impulse to aid the afflicted beyond its borders can be traced to the journey of a warship bound from Boston to Ireland at the height of the island’s potato famine. Its mission was not conquest but relief, for in its hold were 8,000 barrels of food donated by the young republic 3,000 miles away from Ireland’s misery.

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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.

“A tribute to the better angels of America’s nature…well-researched and splendidly written.”
The Wall Street Journal

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