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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 truth

Author: Matthew Algeo
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Algeo, Matthew.
President is a sick man.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044639
(OCoLC)681739038
Named Person: Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; E Jay Edwards; Grover Cleveland; Elisha Jay Edwards
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Algeo
ISBN: 9781569768747 1569768749 9781569768761 1569768765
OCLC Number: 733910189
Description: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The operation --
A rough spot --
Big Steve --
The dread disease --
Dr. Keen --
The Oneida --
The scoop --
The cover-up --
The newspaperman --
Exposed --
Liar --
Vindication --
Aftermath --
The truth (at last) --
Postmortem.
Responsibility: Matthew Algeo.

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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.

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