Algeo, Matthew

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

This fast-paced narrative, focusing less on Kennedy and more on local people, will find audiences among those who enjoyed J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Tony Horowitz’s Spying on the South.
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Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion

A very limited audience for this readable but unconvincing book.
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Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion

A very limited audience for this readable but unconvincing book.
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Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport

The overall writing style is captivating and treats its obscure subject matter with zest. Readers interested in lesser-known aspects of American history and tradition will be fascinated with the stories of the major players of this oft-forgotten pastime.
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The President Is a Sick Man

Algeo's colloquial, even punchy account fills out our understanding of a press-shy President, the day's newspaper rivalries, and the role of First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland. Recommended for those who enjoy popular presidential histories and biographies, the history of U.S. newspaper reporting, and popular medical nonfiction.

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