Matthew Algeo, Author

Algeo is also a journalist. He has reported from four continents, and his stories have appeared on some of the most popular public radio programs in the United States.

In addition to reporting and writing, Algeo has held jobs as a convenience store clerk, a gas station attendant, a Halloween costume salesman, and a proofreader. He also worked in a traveling circus (as a hot dog vendor; no acrobatics involved).

His wife, Allyson, works for the United States government as a Foreign Service officer. They currently reside in Maputo, Mozambique.

I like to write about interesting and obscure events in American history. My latest book, Abe & Fido, is about Lincoln's love of animals. One of my previous books, Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure, was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post. On the whole, I'm much more interesting than this "About me" entry would lead you to believe. Or maybe not.





Matthew Algeo is an award-winning author who writes about unusual and interesting events in American history.

His latest book is Abe & Fido: Lincoln’s Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion.

His previous books include Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, which was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post, and Last Team Standing, How the Steelers and the Eagles—“The Steagles”—Saved Pro Football During World War II, winner of the 2006 Nelson Ross Award for outstanding achievement in pro football research and historiography.





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