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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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

Excellent for the historical stuff (everything that the TV series is inspired by) and completely dull and uninteresting for everything that happened after 1970, which is a disappointment after I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Watty - LibraryThing

Absolutely fascinating history of Atlantic City. Focus will naturally fall on the Prohibition period thanks to the TV show, but this book has so much more than that. From the unpromising beginnings to ... Read full review

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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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