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

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Plexus Pub., 2002 - History - 278 pages
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Traces Atlantic City from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city's rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes.

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Well researched and well-written history of the area. - Goodreads
This is well written and mostly well-researched book. - Goodreads
Better story than prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jordan Stevenson - Goodreads

Meh. 2.5. Beginning sucked and so did end. The middle was interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - Trish - Goodreads

Well researched, Boardwalk Empire follows a chronological pattern as it traces the history of Atlantic City from a pine forested island to a gambling city always facing the possibility of bankruptcy ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Nelson Johnson practiced law for 30 years, during which time he was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics. He is currently a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, sitting in the Civil Division of Atlantic County. He lives in Hammonton, New Jersey.

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