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Boardwalk Empire : The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City - Nelson Johnson

Boardwalk Empire

The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

By: Nelson Johnson, Terence Winter (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9780966674866
Number Of Pages: 284

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Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City--forever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buck--from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era. A colorful cast of powerful characters, led by "Commodore" Kuehnle and "Nucky" Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past--through its rise, fall, and rebirth--is given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.

"Read "Boardwalk Empire. . . ." Johnson spares no detail when painting a picture of the illegal activities that flourished in Atlantic City." "Egg Harbor News" (New Jersey)"

ISBN: 9780966674866
ISBN-10: 0966674863
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41