Stuart Plumer Author Series: Stephen Puleo
Wednesday, November 17:00—8:00 PMSimoni RoomMorrill Memorial Library33 Walpole St., Norwood, MA, 02062
In memory of Stuart Plumer, the Morrill Memorial Library presents the Stuart Plumer Author Series. Join us for an in-person author talk with renowned local author, Stephen Puleo, on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00pm in the Simoni Room of the Library.
Stephen will discuss his latest book, "Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of
America’s First Humanitarian Mission," followed by an audience Q&A.
About the book: "Puleo has found a new way to tell the story [of the Irish famine] with this well-researched and splendidly written
chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city...Mr.
Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that
sense, it couldn’t be more timely.” --The Wall Street Journal
“Puleo places the voyage of the USS Jamestown in an incredible historical context as the first humanitarian aid
mission by one country to another...[the American relief mission] will resonate in history and this book has done
an incredible job reminding us of a rare bright star that shone in the deep darkness of the time of the Irish famine.” --Irish Central
About the author: Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, teacher, public speaker, and communications professional. He has published seven narrative history books, including Voyage of Mercy, Dark Tide, A Caning, The Boston Italians, and A City so Grand. He has been a guest speaker at the National Archives and the National Constitution Center; a keynote speaker for the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Massachusetts Superior Court; and a panel participant with Italian-American and Jewish-American scholars entitled Italy and the Holocaust: The Calabria Connection, presented at UMass-Boston. He has appeared on C-SPAN, the History Channel, and numerous regional and national radio and television programs. 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 also taught history at Suffolk University in Boston and at UMass-Boston.
We are partnering with Aesop's Fable, an independent bookseller from Holliston, to sell the author's books. Staff from Aesop's Fable will be on hand at the event to help you.
The Stuart Plumer Author Series is being presented in memory of avid reader, Stuart Plumer, who served on the Board of Trustees of the Morrill Memorial Library for 33 years. Registration is required for this in-person event; please register using the form below.
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