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

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From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reaching history offers a riveting account of its past 100 years—from 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 characters, led by Enoch “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 past—through its rise, fall, and rebirth—is given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“Read Boardwalk Empire . . . Johnson spares no detail when painting a picture of the illegal activities that flourished in Atlantic City.”  —Egg Harbor News (New Jersey)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780966674859
ISBN-10: 0966674855
Publisher: Medford Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 296
Language: English