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Boardwalk empire: the birth, high times, and corruption of Atlantic City

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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.

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Grouping Title boardwalk empire the birth high times and corruption of atlantic city
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subject_facet Atlantic City (N.J.) -- Biography, Atlantic City (N.J.) -- History, Atlantic City (N.J.) -- Social life and customs, Political corruption -- New Jersey -- Atlantic City -- History
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