Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and the Corruption of Atlantic City (Paperback)
  • Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and the Corruption of Atlantic City (Paperback)
zoom

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and the Corruption of Atlantic City (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 03/11/2011
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City, New Jersey, was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson - the second of the three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society.

In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Johnson, Louis 'the Commodore' Kuehnle, Frank 'Hap' Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendour. Author Nelson Johnson traces 'AC' from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the corruption, notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city's rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes.

Boardwalk Empire is the true story that inspired the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Kelly Macdonald.

'As good, if not better, than the television series' Independent

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091941253
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 229 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
As good, if not better, than the television series * Independent *
The book is full of compelling anecdotes and characters ... Nucky Johnson's description of Atlantic City is equally applicable to Nelson Johnson's book: "We have whiskey, wine, women, song, and slot machines. I won't deny it and I won't apologise for it" * Telegraph *
Enthralling ... Johnson deftly straddles centuries while using nearly 20 years of research and an energetic, novelist style to bring to life the mobsters, bootleggers and bent politicians behind Atlantic City's rise and fall * Shortlist *
Fascinating * Daily Express *
Stranger, and scarier, than any fiction * Independent *

You may also be interested in...

Travelling to Work
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Only Fools and Horses
Added to basket
Match of the Day Quiz Book
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
The Life and Loves of a He Devil
Added to basket
Last of the Summer Wine
Added to basket
Is It Just Me?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
May Week Was In June
Added to basket
Moab Is My Washpot
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Life on Air
Added to basket
The Devil Rides Out
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
So, Anyway...
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bigger than Hitler - Better than Christ
Added to basket
In Plain Sight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.