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  • Author:
    Matthew Algeo
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    Chicago Review Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 2012)
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In his second term, Cleveland had surgery to remove an oral tumor from his palate. This surgery was performed in secret on a yacht.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). In his second term, Cleveland had surgery to remove an oral tumor from his palate.

On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland vanished. Algeo's sense of humor suffuses the pages. He got a reputation for honesty when he responded with the truth to claims that he had fathered a child out of wedlock. The central focus of the book is the secret operation to remove oral cancer from President Cleveland's mouth, the prevarications proclaimed to deny it happened, and the distant relative of Jonathan Edwards who broke the story in a Philadelphia newspaper. Algeo takes two-page excursions on bypaths. I also enjoyed learning about Dr. William Keen, the premier surgeon of the day.

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.

Matthew Algeo explains how Grover Cleveland covered up his cancer. President Cleveland has secret surgery on a boat, public does not find out until much later

Matthew Algeo explains how Grover Cleveland covered up his cancer. Grover Cleveland secretly got part of his face removed on a boat, and kept it a total secret, AS PRESIDENT. President Cleveland has secret surgery on a boat, public does not find out until much later.

vilifies the courageous newspaperman who dared expose the truth .

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, Matthew Algeo. ON JULY 1, 1893, Grover Cleveland, the president of the United States, vanished. He boarded a friend’s yacht, sailed into the calm, blue waters of Long Island Sound, and-poof-he disappeared. Independence Day passed with the president’s whereabouts unknown.

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. Twenty-four years later, one of the president’s doctors finally revealed the incredible truth, but many Americans simply would not believe it.

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Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781569768761, 1569768765. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781569763506, 156976350X. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend’s yacht and was not heard from for five days.

On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland vanished

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. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it. The public believed the “Honest President, and Edwards was dismissed as “a disgrace to journalism.

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. 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. 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.

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.


Kazimi
I have read a number of biographies of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and of his wife Frances. He is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. His secret surgery was discussed in all of the biographies. Matthew Algeo has limited his book to information about this secret surgery. He also provides a review of medical problems of presidents while in office. Algeo gives a brief review of Cleveland’s past to provide an understanding of the man and life in the 19th century.

Cleveland was in a contentious political struggle over whether the U.S. should return to the gold standard to back its money (Cleveland’s position) or continue with a policy that also accepted silver, the view of his Vice-President Adlai Stevenson (1835-1914). Cleveland feared should he become incapacitated, Stevenson would assume power and sway the country’s financial direction. In his second term, Cleveland had surgery to remove an oral tumor from his palate. This surgery was performed in secret on a yacht. Cleveland and associates denied a reporter’s claim he had cancer surgery and stated it was a tooth removal only.

In 1975, a pathologist examined the oral tumor that was preserved in a Philadelphia museum. They stated it was a verrucous carcinoma, a rare, slow-growing cancer. This type of cancer primarily occurs in the mouth of smokers or tobacco chewers. Cleveland was a cigar chomper. In Cleveland’s time cancer had a social stigma and was not discussed.

The book is well written and researched. Algeo is a journalist and his writing is in the style of a reporter. It is easy to read and makes for a quick read. The author may have overstated his point, but otherwise the book followed the historical facts.

I read this as an e-book on my Kindle app for my iPad. It was 273 pages long.
Jogas
A REALLY interesting book, about a secret medical operation elaborately planned in order not to disrupt a Nation already going through one of our worst economic down turns ever. President Grover Cleveland really liked his cigars and liquor and probably paid the price for those habits when he developed a serious growth on his upper jaw. The lengths his Doctors and dentists went through in order to disguise the procedure from reporters and from the American people is nothing short of incredible. Even stranger, the medical team decided the best place to carry out this operation would be off shore on a yacht! Now remember this operation took place in the late 1900's when medical practices were still rather primitive. Cleveland's Doctors just donned medical aprons over their street suits during the procedure. The germ theory was still in its infancy, but at least they boiled & sanitized their instruments! this book details the whole incident and what lengths the medical team went through to cover the procedure up. Cleveland's Vice President didn't even know about it! One disgruntled dentist who was involved finally spilled the beans, and the news of the operation leaked out. Cleveland's aides went to great lengths to explain it away as just a dental issue - no big deal. But it WAS a big deal. And if the President had not survived the operation or had died of infection afterwards, it would have shocked Americans. I highly doubt that something like this could happen today without the media becoming aware almost immediately. This book has a lot of truly excellent info and details about an incident in history that I had only recently heard about but did not know the details of it. The only negative thing I'd say about this book is that certain chapters go on too long about the state of the media, (meaning primarily newspaper journalism) back then. I found parts of that info a little excessive and a tad boring, but then again some of that was needed to help explain just how this scenario played out. I would recommend this book, it was a good and interesting read!
Wnex
You wouldn't think that a book about Grover Cleveland would be fascinating, but this one is. I read it while camping with my family, and annoyed the heck out of them with interesting facts from the book.
Globus
The author makes this a thoroughly enjoyable book by refusing to simply introduce names of the players. The reader is given enough information on the background of each participant in the drama(s) that the events and actions that take place tend to actually make sense. The reader is introduced to Dr. William Keen whose medical career spanned the civil war and world war I, E. J. Edwards, the maligned newspaperman of the type we could use more of today, and a host of other interesting people. Plus, issues of the time, like the Silver/Gold conflict, and the "Cleveland Depression" receive attention also. It's great little books like this that add to one's understanding of a period. The book gives more than it promises.