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

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

Nelson Johnson


Providing the foundation and resource fabric for the approaching HBO sequence produced via Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Terence wintry weather, this riveting and wide-reaching background explores the sordid earlier of Atlantic City—forever a freewheeling city long-dedicated to the quick buck—from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a valid on line casino inn within the sleek period. a colourful forged of robust characters, led by way of “Commodore” Kuehnle and “Nucky” Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the poisonous energy constitution that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past—through its upward push, fall, and rebirth—is given new gentle during this revealing, and infrequently appalling, research of legislative abuse and arranged crime.

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