Boardwalk Empire

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Boardwalk Empire

The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

By Nelson Johnson; Terence Winter (Foreword by)

Plexus Publishing (NJ), Paperback, 9780966674866, 284pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2010

Description
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 Kuehnleand 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.


About the Author
Nelson Johnson practiced law for 30 years, during which time he was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics. He lives in Hammonton, New Jersey. Terence Winter is an Emmy Awardwinning screenwriter for his work on The Sopranos. Along with Martin Scorsese, he is currently an executive producer for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He lives in New York City. Terence Winter is an Emmy Awardwinning screenwriter for his work on "The Sopranos." Along with Martin Scorsese, he is currently an executive producer for the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire." He lives in New York City."


Praise For Boardwalk Empire

"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)