James C. Nicholson. Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6750-3.
Reviewed by Ellen Neumann (Independent Scholar) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)