Author Stephen Puleo: Voyage of Mercy

James Library & Center for the Arts
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Norwell , MA
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America’s tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world
More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship, which left Boston in March 1847 loaded with precious food for Ireland.

Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, teacher, public speaker, and communications professional. He has written six narrative nonfiction books and has a seventh on the way (spring 2020 scheduled publication date). All of his books have been Boston regional bestsellers and have received national recognition.

$20 General -  $10 Student