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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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.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781569768761
9781569768747
9781569763506
Branch Call Number: 973.8 Al
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 255 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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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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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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