Jennie: Grover Cleveland

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 by Matthew Algeo

I loved this book! The secrecy, the lies, the drama, the science of early medicine! This book was practically made for me. Seriously, this is such a Jennie book.

I think what I found most fascinating is how mass media has changed things. Can you imagine the President just getting on a boat and disappearing now? MAD PANIC. And, everyone involved would be brought up on charges for lying and all that.

And, you know, it’s not totally off base. The VP had not a single clue that Cleveland was going through such a risky surgery. He could’ve died, and was at the very least unable to perform his duties for a few days, but no one in the general public knew. Oh man!

The whole finding his tumor in a jar in the modern day and having it tested with our current technology was just the icing on the cake. Fascinating!

Basically, read this book. If you like biographies, read it. If you like non-fiction, read it. If you just like a good should’ve ended in tragedy, but just ended in a lot of drama, read it!

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