Riveting and engrossing as the best detective novel, The President Is a Sick Man is an exceedingly well-documented and overdue account of one of the great presidential cover-ups of all time.” James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
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, author of Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
"The President Is a Sick Man is a lively, cautionary tale—and one with a lesson for leaders that recalls Cleveland's own words of wisdom: Tell the truth." —The Wall Street Journal
"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
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about previously unknown pieces of history.
This book centers on a secret operation performed on President Grover Cleveland to remove a cancerous tumor from his jaw in 1886.
This is a wonderful little book and very well written; less of a history book and more of a great story.
Very informative. Learned a lot,stated facts in story like format. Author did not speak negatively of Pres choice. I love the way the author writes.Published 9 days ago by wdeeann
As a dentist I enjoyed the story and I am amazed at the conditions the surgery was performed . I am equally astounded as to the result obtained. Read morePublished 10 days ago by John M. Iacono
I enjoy this excursion into the otherwise lately ignored, by educational institutions at least, second term of President Cleveland. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael F. Smith
This is a wonderful little book and very well written; less of a history book and more of a great story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R Helen
Interesting bit of history -- Grover Cleveland, little known of our presidents, becomes terribly ill and is saved by an almost secret operation aboard ship. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beach McDriftwood
Another little known piece of Americana; and an informative explanation of the gold/silver dilemma leading to Bryan's "Cross of Golld"keynote address at the 1896 Democrat... Read morePublished 6 months ago by the grumpy one
Excellent telling of a fascinating course of events. Never thought Grover Cleveland could be so interesting !Published 7 months ago by Sergio Ulises Rodas