For and From Readers

Photo of SteveWelcome! To all my readers – thanks so much for your interest, loyalty, encouragement, and support. I’m enormously humbled and grateful that you are members of my team. In this section, you can read a Puleo Blog, including my latest on 20 years as an author, learn about Highlights from my author and writing life, enjoy Inside Information, that I first make available to members of my mailing list, and see book recommendations in What I’m Reading. Enjoy, and I encourage your feedback at

Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, teacher, and public speaker. His newest book, The Great Abolitionist: Charles Sumner and the Fight for a More Perfect Union, is scheduled for publication In April 2024. He has written seven nonfiction books: Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian MissionAmerican Treasures: The Secret Effort to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg AddressThe Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War; A City So Grand: The Rise of An American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900; The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day; Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle 56; and Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. He has made more than 660 appearances as an author and all of his books have been Boston-area bestsellers. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor to American History magazine, the Boston Globe, and other publications, he holds a master’s degree in history and has taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Suffolk University.  He and his wife Kate reside in the Boston area.