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              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia
               

              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia (EPUB ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              In early 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Kennedy, already considering challenging Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination, viewed his two days in Kentuc...ky as an opportunity to test his antiwar and antipoverty message with hardscrabble white voters. Among the strip mines, one-room schoolhouses, and dilapidated homes, however, Kennedy encountered a strong mistrust and intense resentment of establishment politicians. In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK's tour of eastern Kentucky, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met. Algeo explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the country. The similarities between then and now are astonishing: divisive politics, racial strife, economic uncertainty, and environmental alarm. This book provides a new portrait of Robert Kennedy, a politician who, for all his faults, had the uncommon courage to stand up to a president from his own party and shine a light on America's shortcomings
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              ISBN 9781641600620
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              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip
               

              Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip (PDF ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              From Missouri to New York and back again, this recounting of an amazing journey chronicles the road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile. Diners, bellhops, and cabbies shouted out "Hiya, Harry!" whenever they recognized ...the former president, and, out for his daily constitutional on the streets of New York, Harry even stumbled into the sidewalk shot of the newly launched Today show. Along the way there are brief detours into relevant topics, such as the postwar American auto industry, McCarthyism, the development of the nation's highway system, and the decline of Main Street America. By the end of the 2,500-mile journey, readers will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for America's last citizen-president.
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              ISBN 9781569762493
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              Released NZ 1 May 2009
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Pedestrianism
               

              Pedestrianism (Hardback)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              • RRP: $63.99
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              Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America's most popular spectator sport wasn't baseball, football, or horseracing--it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), ri...sking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest--more than 500 miles. These walking matches were as talked about as the weather, the details reported in newspapers and telegraphed to fans from coast to coast. This long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism, spawned America's first celebrity athletes and opened doors for immigrants, African Americans, and women. But along with the excitement came the inevitable scandals, charges of doping and insider gambling, and even a riot in 1879. Pedestrianism chronicles competitive walking's peculiar appeal and popularity, its rapid demise, and its enduring influence.
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              ISBN 9781613743973
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
               

              Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion (EPUB ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be a...ccompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about five years earlier, was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times.
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              ISBN 9781556523830
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              Released NZ 1 Apr 2015
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              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
               

              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 (PDF ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched expose. 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 tu...mor 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.
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              ISBN 9781569768747
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              Released NZ 1 May 2011
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Last Team Standing: How the Steelers and the Eagles-"The Steagles"-Saved Pro Football During World War II
               

              Last Team Standing: How the Steelers and the Eagles-"The Steagles"-Saved Pro Football During World War II (PDF ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the "Steagles." The team's center was deaf in one ear..., its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never before played football with a helmet. Yet somehow, thisgroup of players-deemed unfit for military service due to age or physical ailment-posted a winning record in the league, to the surprise of players and fans alike. Digging into the history of the war paralleled by the unlikely story of the Steagles franchise, both sports fans and history buffs will learn about the cultural significance of this motley crew of ball players during a trying time in United States history.
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              ISBN 9781613748862
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              Released NZ 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia
               

              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia (PDF ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              In early 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Kennedy, already considering challenging Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination, viewed his two days in Kentuc...ky as an opportunity to test his antiwar and antipoverty message with hardscrabble white voters. Among the strip mines, one-room schoolhouses, and dilapidated homes, however, Kennedy encountered a strong mistrust and intense resentment of establishment politicians. In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK's tour of eastern Kentucky, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met. Algeo explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the country. The similarities between then and now are astonishing: divisive politics, racial strife, economic uncertainty, and environmental alarm. This book provides a new portrait of Robert Kennedy, a politician who, for all his faults, had the uncommon courage to stand up to a president from his own party and shine a light on America's shortcomings
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              ISBN 9781641600606
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              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Last Team Standing: How the Steelers and the Eaglesa The Steagles aSaved Pro Football During World War II
               

              Last Team Standing: How the Steelers and the Eaglesa The Steagles aSaved Pro Football During World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              • RRP: $63.50
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              Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the Steagles. The team's center was deaf in one ear, ...its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never before played football with a helmet. Yet somehow, this rag-tag group of players--deemed unfit for military service due to age or physical ailment--posted a winning record in the league, to the surprise of players and fans alike. Digging into the history of the war paralleled by the unlikely story of the Steagles franchise, both sports fans and history buffs will learn about the cultural significance of this motley crew of ball players during a trying time in United States history.
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              ISBN 9781613748855
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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              President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea & Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth
               

              President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea & Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth (Hardback)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              • RRP: $86.99
              • $86.99
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              An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched expose. 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 tu...mor 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.
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              ISBN 9781569763506
              Released NZ 1 May 2011
              Publisher Zephyr Press
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              Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
               

              Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion (Paperback)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              • RRP: $53.50
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              In early 1861, as he prepared to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln dreaded telling his two youngest sons, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so... he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times.
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              ISBN 9780912777993
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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