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  - Varina - Goodreads

Meh. I wasn't expecting this book to be anything like the show, but I think it's way too focused on the political aspects of Atlantic City. I wanted to know more about organized crime dealings and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ridwan Jaafar - Goodreads

It's a good read on how political system works and how corrupt it can be. 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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