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Boardwalk Empire

The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
Johnson, Nelson (Book - 2010 )
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Examines the politcal rivalries and corrupt practices which led to the creation of Atlantic City, from it beginnings as a quiet beach town to its rise as thriving and lawless city during the Prohibition era to its establishment as a gambling and entertainment mecca.
Authors: Johnson, Nelson, 1948-
Title: Boardwalk empire
the birth, high times, and corruption of Atlantic City
Publisher: Medford, N.J. : Medford Press/Plexus Pub., 2010
Edition: HBO series tie-in ed
Characteristics: xviii, 284 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: c2002
Contents: Jonathan Pitney's beach village
The grand illusion
A plantation by the sea
Philadelphia's playground
The golden age of Nucky
Hard times for Nucky and his town
Hap
The painful ride down
Turn out the lights
A second bite at the apple
It's a new ballgame
The Donald comes to town
Summary: Examines the politcal rivalries and corrupt practices which led to the creation of Atlantic City, from it beginnings as a quiet beach town to its rise as thriving and lawless city during the Prohibition era to its establishment as a gambling and entertainment mecca.
ISBN: 0966674863
9780966674866
Branch Call Number: 974.985 22
Statement of Responsibility: by Nelson Johnson ; foreword by Terence Winter
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Atlantic City (N.J.) Biography Atlantic City (N.J.) Social life and customs Atlantic City (N.J.) History Political corruption New Jersey Atlantic City History
Topical Term: Political corruption
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