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Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City In Boardwalk Empire, Atlantic City Springs To Life In All Its Garish Splendor Author Nelson Johnson Traces AC From Its Birth As A Quiet Seaside Health Resort, Through The Notorious Backroom Politics And Power Struggles, To The City S Rebirth As An Entertainment And Gambling Mecca Where Anything Goes


10 thoughts on “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

  1. says:

    I ve been watching the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire since the COVID 19 closure of my university, and this book, which the show was supposedly based upon, seemed like an interesting companion Boardwalk Empire as a book has very little in common with the TV series, but it s still definitely a book I enjoyed, and


  2. says:

    If fans of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire read this hoping just forstories about corrupt politicians, gangsters, bootlegging, sex, violence, and a disfigured hit man, they re probably going to be disappointed However, anyone looking for an interesting history of Atlantic City from its humble beginnings of a second rate r


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    No, this isn t a pot boiler full of sex, violence and perfect looking people That s the highly entertaining, fiction based on fact TV series, and this is not the novelization of that show.What this is is the whole history of Atlantic City, from its founding as a health resort, its success mainly as a resort for working class folk f


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    This is the book the HBO series used for its basis Contrary to popular myth, Atlantic City was not a summer playground for the rich but rather a working class getaway that catered to every illicit whim Brothels and gambling flourished, but Prohibition really made Atlantic City famous and rich Under Nucky Johnson, the Commodore s successor, a


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    Bound City of SwingSunPost Weekly September 16, 2010 John Hoodhttp bit.ly 90vmwPGetting with the Book behind Boardwalk EmpireThe 500 Club, Paradise Caf , Club Harlem, Little Belmont, The Bath and Turf Club, the Cliquot Club just saying names of these fabled swing spots evokes an era of high vice and low blows These were gambling dens, before the era o


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    If you are planning to read this book for supplemental background for the HBO show, don t bother This book isof a concise history of the city than a focus piece on Nucky and the players of that time Only roughly 3 chapters cover the Nucky era and there s no depth at all A few quotes here and a 3 sentence Al Capone story there The only depth is spent on descript


  7. says:

    Boardwalk Empire is an interesting, and enjoyable, if rather uneven, read Victims of this, most recent, recession economy will undoubtedly be interested to know that Atlantic City s initial development and success was brought on, not by the nation s wealthiest vacations, but rather, by blue collar workers and wage earners, eager for a weekend getaway they could afford Th


  8. says:

    Atlantic City has quite a history, from the rocky beginnings to its colourful characters like Louis Commodore Kuehnle and Enoch Nucky Johnson Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson subtitle The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City tells the history of this US city While this book inspired the current HBO series of the same name, this is not a reason to read this The HBO


  9. says:

    I m sure that readers of in depth, detailed political history will find this book fascinating from cover to cover Because I am not quite the in depth political history scholar , I didn t find the entire book so much fascinating as I found it to be long winded.That said, there were in depth parts of the book I did like These were the parts that focusedon the characters I was familiar with as


  10. says:

    The first half of this book is great The history of Atlantic city from its start through prohibition is fascinating and well told After that the book gets bogged down in repetitive statements and readslike a timeline of bullet points Even in this section there are still some things worth reading The authors analysis of the reasons for Atlantic City s decline and prospects for the future seem to be we


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