Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel by Maryjean Wall (ISBN - 9780813147062)
(USED) Very good condition.
"On any twilit evening in Gilded Age Lexington, Kentucky, it was common to see fashionable international travelers, wealthy horsemen, and civic leaders mounting the five steps to the elegant house at 59 Megowan Street in the red-light district. There, attended by beautiful prostitutes dressed in evening gowns, the privileged elite waited in plush parlors for the proprietress to pen her accounts ledger and signal the opening of the bar. As the liquor flowed, so too did the conversation, and Belle Brezing's guests recognized her establishment as the perfect place to share a drink with like-minded men, seal a deal on a Bluegrass Thoroughbred or trotter, and possibly disappear upstairs for the night."