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

The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

By Nelson Johnson, Joe Mantegna (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781441866097

Publication Date: September 1, 2010



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.

This audiobook, narrated by Joe Mantegna, is the true story that inspired the HBO series of the same name. It includes a foreword written and narrated by Terence Winter.