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The President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth
 
 
Author
Matthew Algeo.
Publisher Chicago Review  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781569763506
Pages/Publication Date 255/2011
Daedalus Item Code 31362
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On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht, sailed into the calm blue waters of Long Island Sound, and seemingly disappeared for five days. What happened during those five days, and in the days and weeks that followed, was so incredible that many Americans simply would not believe it, even when the truth was finally revealed by an enterprising reporter named E.J. Edwards: the president had secretly had cancer surgery. When Cleveland denied it, the public believed the "Honest President," and Edwards was dismissed as "a disgrace to journalism." A public radio journalist and the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, Matthew Algeo details this extraordinary but almost unknown chapter in American history, in which the politician whose most memorable quote was "Tell the truth" engineered a brazenly political cover-up.

"In seemingly effortless prose, Matthew Algeo tells the intricate story of one of the most unusual operations in American history.... Delightfully entertaining and informative."—Mary Cappello

"Algeo is a determined researcher and fine stylist, and the story of presidential illness serves as an effective connecting thread through a somewhat broader account of the United States during the hard economic times of the 1890s. A memorable lesson in how journalists can dig out the truths beneath official lies."—Kirkus Reviews

 
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