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Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson
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Mar 25, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 25 to April 12, 2011

This is a very enjoyable read about the history of Atlantic City. On first glance, it would appear to only be about the era portrayed in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" but it actually covers from the very beginnings of the first settlers on Absecon Island all the way through Donald Trump in the late 20th century. The most interesting eras however are during the turn of the century through prohibition when Atlantic City became an area where the laws of the rest of the country seemed not to apply due to an extremely tight marriage between politics and the vices in demand.
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