Archive for June, 2012

The Caning is coming this fall!

Steve’s fifth book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, will be published this fall by Westholme Publishing. It tells the story of one of the most dramatic and provocative events in American history — the beating of renowned anti-slavery U.S. Senator Charles Sumner by ardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina on May 22, 1856, and the aftermath that made Civil War unavoidable. You can learn more and pre-order the book at,, or Watch for more information in the coming months.