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The book started out well enough, but soon rambled off onto so many tangents that I had a hard time reading it. I never saw the show on TV, so I compared this to other books. A good editor could remove large parts of the narrative, especially parts of the book that didn't support the premise of the story. I didn't need the history of Philadelphia, or the many other tangential data the author worked in.  

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

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Worry not: Reading this municipal history of Atlantic City will not spoil a thing in your enjoyment of the HBO series it inspired. It's well-researched and informative, most compelling in its ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sabur76 - Goodreads

Dry as a bone Read full review

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

User Review  - Mariella - Goodreads

Anybody thinking this might be an exciting non fiction read all about gangsters will be severely disappointed. This talks about the entire history of Atlantic City, much of which is was anything but ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Omar Leal - Goodreads

I read this book primarily because I am such a fan of the show on HBO, that being said, if you are considering doing the same, don't. I would divide the book up into 2 parts, the 1st part deals with ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

So..so. I expected more due to the HBO series. Read full review

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

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

Quite informative, but dry. Captures little of the era's excitement, instead lulling the reader to sleep. Recommended for insomniacs who are enthralled by the recent HBO series. Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael T. - Goodreads

This is what the creators of Boardwalk Empire, the HBO series, read to convince them to make their series. Nucky Thompson (in the book, & in real life, Nucky Johnson) was one of several bosses who ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jolene Olive - Goodreads

Wasn't what I was expecting. Read full review

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

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

I'll have to give it another try...in about 30 years. Very sluggish read. Read full review


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