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Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City (edition 2010)
by Nelson Johnson, Terence Winter (Foreword)
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0966674863, Paperback)
Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Awardwinning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awardwinning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic Cityforever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buckfrom 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 pastthrough its rise, fall, and rebirthis given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:25 -0400)
Examines the politcal rivalries and corrupt practices which led to the creation of Atlantic City, from it beginnings as a quiet beach town to its rise as thriving and lawless city during the Prohibition era to its establishment as a gambling and entertainment mecca.
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