Politics & Government
1:48 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Presidential Scandal, Grover Cleveland-style

We learn about the secret surgery Grover Cleveland underwent and the daring reporter who tried to expose it. 

President Grover Cleveland.
President Grover Cleveland.
Credit Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) [Public domain]

  Matthew Algeo is the author of The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery At Sea and Villifies the Courgaeous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth, published by Chicago Review Press.

He's also a public radio producer, who occasionally anchors NPR newscasts. He spoke with Mitch Teich before a recent reading at Boswell Book Company.