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Quincy, MA 02169
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Please join us in the Community Meeting Room for a special author event as part of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Author Stephen Puleo will discuss his most recent book: Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, which details the remarkable story of the mission that inspired America to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine, which sparked America’s tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world.
Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, teacher, public speaker, and communications professional. He has published seven narrative history books, all of which have been Boston regional bestsellers and have received national recognition. An experienced, dynamic, and in-demand speaker and presenter, he has made more than 625 appearances, before thousands of readers, since the publication of his first book, Dark Tide, in 2003. His books have been woven into the curricula of numerous high schools and colleges, and more than 25 communities have selected his books as “community-wide reads.”
A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor of articles and book reviews to publications and organizations that include American History magazine, Politico, the Boston Globe, and the Bill of Rights Institute. Puleo has taught history at Suffolk University in Boston and at UMass-Boston. He also has developed and taught numerous writing workshops for high school and college students, as well as for adults who aspire to be writers. He holds a master’s degree in history from UMass-Boston, where he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement and was the Graduate Convocation keynote speaker. His master’s thesis, From Italy to Boston’s North End: Italian Immigration and Settlement, 1890-1910, has been downloaded more than 20,000 times by scholars and readers in around the world. Steve is also a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellow.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.