Jill Hutchinson's Reviews > Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson
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Dec 10, 11

bookshelves: biography, american-history
Read from November 29 to December 02, 2011

What a great history of the glitzy, trashy and corrupt city by the sea. The author traces the rise, fall, and rise again of Atlantic City, concentrating on three of the city "bosses" and how they shaped the success and failures that plagued and continue to plague the town. His style is entertaining and his research is very complete. I was fascinated by the machinations of the men who ruled Atlantic City with an iron hand and how it finally came back to haunt them. Highly recommended.
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