Fabulous Bawd – The Story of Saratoga by Mel Heimer

  • Name Book: Fabulous Bawd – The Story of Saratoga
  • Author: Mel Heimer
  • Year: 1952
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • Location: New York, USA

Fabulous Bawd – The Story of Saratoga by Mel Heimer published by the Henry Holt and Company, New York 1952

A book by Mel Heimer about the history of Saratoga with many anecdotes about important figures who formed the basis of Saratoga’s fame. Of course, both John Morrisey and Canfield are discussed. About Canfield Solitaire the following:

“There are 2 schools of thought about Canfield Solitaire, the card game that bears the great man’s name. According to Hugh Bradley in his Such was Saratoga, Canfield never played the game. The other school claimed that he invented the game, which is familiar to habitues of gambling casinos everywhere; you buy the deck and the house pays you 5 dollars for each card you get to come out.”