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

Authors: Matthew Algeo
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Keywords: virtuous, grover, cleveland, supposedly, wherein, sick, president
Pages: 272
Published: 2011-05-01
Language: English
Category: Presidents & Heads Of State, Leaders & Notable People, Biographies & Memoirs,
ISBN-10: 156976350X     ISBN-13: 9781569763506
Binding: Hardcover (1St Edition)
List Price: 24.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%
On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland vanished. He boarded a friend’s yacht, sailed into the calm blue waters of Long Island Sound, and--poof!--disappeared. He would not be heard from again for five days. What happened during those five days, and in the days and weeks that followed, was so incredible that, even when the truth was finally revealed, many Americans simply would not believe it.

The President Is a Sick Man details an extraordinary but almost unknown chapter in American history: Grover Cleveland’s secret cancer surgery and the brazen political cover-up by a politician whose most memorable quote was “Tell the truth.” When an enterprising reporter named E. J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it. The public believed the “Honest President,” and Edwards was dismissed as “a disgrace to journalism.” The facts concerning the disappearance of Grover Cleveland that summer were so well concealed that even more than a century later a full and fair account has never been published. Until now.

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