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Boardwalk empire [electronic resource] : The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. Nelson Johnson.

Johnson, Nelson. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780966674897 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9780966674873 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: TV Tie-in Edition.
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Awardwinning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awardwinning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic Cityforever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buckfrom the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era. A colorful cast of powerful characters, led by Commodore” Kuehnle and Nucky” Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy pastthrough its rise, fall, and rebirthis given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Plexus Publishing, Inc., 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5053 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 29996 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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