Library Journal says of Matthew Algeo's latest quirky history 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."
Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport was reviewed in the Boston Globe. "The characters Matthew Algeo introduces are compelling personalities, and he’s adept at giving readers a sense of a different time in this nation’s history."
Matthew Algeo, author of Pedestrianism, dishes on the sport that captivated America before the NBA & NFL came along: competitive walking. Click here to check out his interview on KCRW's "Which Way, LA?"
Matthew Algeo's Pedestrianism was reviewed on BookPage. "With a storyteller’s voice and a historian’s perspective, Algeo narrates the fascinating birth of American sports culture through the simple act of walking."