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
This was an interesting story that was well researched and well written.
This book centers on a secret operation performed on President Grover Cleveland to remove a cancerous tumor from his jaw in 1886.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about previously unknown pieces of history.
This is a wonderful little book and very well written; less of a history book and more of a great story. Read morePublished 13 days 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 28 days 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 3 months ago by the grumpy one
Excellent telling of a fascinating course of events. Never thought Grover Cleveland could be so interesting !Published 4 months ago by Sergio Ulises Rodas
Nice view into American history including the presidents's daily life, gold standard, medical practices, and journalism.Published 5 months ago by T. Curtis
A REALLY interesting book, about a secret medical operation elaborately planned in order not to disrupt a Nation already going through one of our worst economic down turns ever. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tilly
A slight excursion into a chapter of presidential history of which I had been unaware. The notion of the president convening a team of physicians for a secret surgery in the middle... Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Costello
The only thing about it was learning more about Pres. Cleveland and the history of the times. it was a little repetitivePublished 6 months ago by Joanne I. Hunt
"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... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mac the Knife