The President Is A Sick Man

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

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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.

Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781569763506
156976350X
Branch Call Number: 973.87092/ALGEO
Characteristics: x, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Great insight to the tribulations of the era. Filled with history of other noteworthy individuals as well.

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Jun 25, 2015

I'm going to try to avoid the big spoiler, but this is an interesting story and an entertaining read. Read a good book and accidentally learn some history, I say.
So, Grover Cleveland was President in a fiery political period. When he began to have health problems, it was imperative that his political opponents not find out. He was discretely (cleverly) treated on the sly.
Recommended for presidential and medical history buffs.

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Minnetonka_Library
Apr 03, 2012

If you enjoy presidential history, spiced with a story of hard-nosed journalistic investigation of a super secretive surgery, this book is for you.

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