Author Stephen Puleo is coming to the Hanson Library

On Saturday, Oct. 5th at 12:30 p.m., Stephen Puleo will return to the Hanson Public Library to discuss his most recent book entitled The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War.  In this book, Mr. Puleo highlights a turning point in American History: the beating of anti-slavery U.S. Senator Charles Sumner by pro-slavery Congressman Preston Brooks in the U. S. Senate Chamber on May 22, 1856. According to Puleo, this incident was “the no-turning back point on the road to the Civil War.” 
The Hanson Public Library Foundation is very pleased to sponsor Mr. Puleo’s return visit. Previously, Puleo delighted attendees with an engaging discussion about his book Boston Italians. Mr. Puleo’s upcoming talk about The Caning will be just as enlightening. “I try to combine impeccable extensive research with good story telling,” said Puleo. “To me that’s the way to show that history is exciting and interesting.”
After his book talk, Mr. Puleo will answer questions and sign copies of his book. The book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. This event is free but requires registration. Please call 781-293-2151 or email

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