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Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, The President Is a Sick Man, and Last Team Standing. An award-winning journalist, Algeo has reported from three continents for public radio's All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition.

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Matthew Algeo s Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America s Favorite Spectator Sport (Chicago Review) is one of those books which open up a forgotten world so fully that at first the reader wonders, just a little, if his leg is being pulled. The New Yorker"
"Matthew Algeo's 'Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport' (Chicago Review) is one of those books which open up a forgotten world so fully that at first the reader wonders, just a little, if his leg is being pulled." --The New Yorker
"An entertaining biography, step by step, of a diversion in the earliest days of today's sports industry." --Kirkus Reviews
"This book offers a fascinating take on what was once '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." --Library Journal
"Mathew Algeo strides fearlessly into a rich and little-known area of sporting history. Even the most knowledgeable fans of pedestrianism will find much to amaze them here." --Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism
-Matthew Algeo's 'Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport' (Chicago Review) is one of those books which open up a forgotten world so fully that at first the reader wonders, just a little, if his leg is being pulled.- --The New Yorker
-An entertaining biography, step by step, of a diversion in the earliest days of today's sports industry.- --Kirkus Reviews
-This book offers a fascinating take on what was once '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.- --Library Journal
-Mathew Algeo strides fearlessly into a rich and little-known area of sporting history. Even the most knowledgeable fans of pedestrianism will find much to amaze them here.- --Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism

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