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Algeo, Matthew

Overview
Works: 7 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 6,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E814, 973.918092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Algeo
Harry Truman's excellent adventure : the true story of a great American road trip by Matthew Algeo( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 19, 1953, Harry Truman did something no other former president has done before, or since: he hit the road. No Secret Service protection. Just Harry and Bess, off to visit old friends, take in a Broadway play, celebrate their wedding anniversary in the Big Apple. Hopefully incognito
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 by Matthew Algeo( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Pedestrianism : when watching people walk was America's favorite spectator sport by Matthew Algeo( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America's most popular spectator sport wasn't baseball, football, or horse racing--it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest--500 miles, then 520 miles, then 565 miles! These walking matches were as talked about as the weather, the details reported in newspapers and telegraphed to fans from coast to coast. This long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism, spawned America's first celebrity athletes, the forerunners--forewalkers, actually--of LeBron James and Tiger Woods. The top pedestrians earned a fortune in prize money and endorsement deals. The sport also opened doors for immigrants, African Americans, and women. But along with the excitement came the inevitable scandals, charges of doping--coca leaves!--and insider gambling. PEDESTRIANISM chronicles competitive walking's peculiar appeal and popularity, its rapid demise, and its enduring influence"--
Last team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War II by Matthew Algeo( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the "Steagles." The team's center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never before played football with a helmet. Yet somehow, this group of players-deemed unfit for military service due to age or ph
Abe & Fido : Lincoln's love of animals and the touching story of his favorite canine companion by Matthew Algeo( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about five years earlier, was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times
Harry Truman's excellent adventure : [regular print book discussion kit] : the true story of a great American road trip by Matthew Algeo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author retraces the 1953 2,500-mile cross-country road trip of Harry and Bess Truman. Describes the Trumans' post-presidential life in Missouri, when they lived on Harry's army pension, and provides first-person accounts of the original journey
The president is a sick man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NPR journalist Matthew Algeo discussed his new book, The president is a sick man, about the secret cancer operation performed on Grover Cleveland in 1893. It details an extraordinary but almost unknown political cover-up. Algeo also discussed the 1897 "Banner incident" during which members of the Grand Army of the Republic, celebrating a reunion in Wheeling, refused to walk under a Cleveland banner across the street
 
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Harry Truman's excellent adventure : the true story of a great American road trip
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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 truthLast team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War IIHarry Truman's excellent adventure : [regular print book discussion kit] : the true story of a great American road trip