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Algeo, Matthew

Overview
Works: 9 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 3,914 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: E814, 973.918092
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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 held by 1,929 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 ( )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposé. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president's palate along with much of his upper jaw. When an enterprising reporter named E. J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was consequently dismissed as a disgrace to journalism. Twenty-four years later, one of the president's doctors finally revealed the incredible truth, but many Americans simply would not believe it. After all, Grover Cleveland's political career was built upon honesty—his most memorable quote was “Tell the truth—so it was nearly impossible to believe he was involved in such a brazen cover-up. This is the first full account of the disappearance of Grover Cleveland during that summer more than a century ago
Last team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War II by Matthew Algeo ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 261 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
Last team standing : how the unlikely merger of the Steelers and the Eagles, the Steagles, saved pro football and helped America win World War II by Matthew Algeo ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last Team Standing How the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles-- The "Steagles"--Saved Pro Football During World War II by Matthew Algeo ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, the national Football League faced a crisis unimaginable today: a shortage of players. By 1943, so many players were in the armed forces that the league was forced to fold one team (the Cleveland Rams) and merge two others: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Thus were the "Steagles" born. The Steagles included military draft rejects, a superstar lured out of retirement, and even a few active-duty servicemen who got leave for the games. Yet, somehow, this motley crew posted a winning record-the first in Eagles' history and the second in Steelers'
Pedestrianism : when watching people walk was america's favorite spectator sport by Matthew Algeo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The President is a Sick man by Matthew Algeo ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Pedestrianism by Matthew Algeo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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"--
 
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English (31)
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