Boardwalk empire : The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. / Nelson Johnson.
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- Physical Description: 1 online resource (audio file) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, 2010.
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Narrator: Joe Mantegna.
THROUGH MOST OF THE 20TH CENTURY, ATLANTIC CITY WAS CONTROLLED BY APOWERFUL PARTNERSHIP OF LOCAL POLITICIANS AND RACKETEERS. Funded bypayoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached fullbloom during the reign of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson--the second of three bosses tohead the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society.In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Johnson, Louis "the Commodore" Kuehnle, Frank "Hap"Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring tolife in all their garish splendor. AuthorNelson Johnson traces "AC" from itsbirth as a quiet seaside health resort,through the notorious backroom politicsand power struggles, to the city's rebirthas an international entertainment andgambling mecca where anything goes.Boardwalk Empire is the true storythat inspired the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and KellyMacdonald, with a pilot episode written by Terence Winter...
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