"A sex scandal, blood on the walls of the U.S. Capitol, stories of ghosts--all that is part of Caroline Miller's new book. But, more than that, her well-researched and readable work reminds us again of the fury of the political world, the place of honor in 19th century America, and the tragedy that resulted. It is a story that still has meaning for us today--and Caroline Miller is to be congratulated for rediscovering that forgotten part of the past."---James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky.
"A long-forgotten and little-known story about Kentucky in our nation's capital, Caroline Miller's fascinating and true tale includes politics, murder, sex, and ghosts. Meticulously researched, the scandal centered around a popular Kentucky congressman, rocked Washington, D.C., in the late 1800s, and still leaves us wondering whether justice was done."---Ben Chandler, Executive Director, Kentucky Humanities Council.