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Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City forever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buck 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 powerful characters, led by Commodore Kuehnle and 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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Nelson Johnson practiced law for 30 years, during which time he was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics. He lives in Hammonton, New Jersey. Terence Winter is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter for his work on The Sopranos. Along with Martin Scorsese, he is currently an executive producer for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He lives in New York City. Terence Winter is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter for his work on The Sopranos. Along with Martin Scorsese, he is currently an executive producer for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He lives in New York City.From AudioFile:
Joe Mantegna's steady, unaffected reading of Johnson's history of Atlantic City is a model of good audiobook narration. Mantegna seems the perfect choice for this title, a solid professional whose voice is tuned both to the drama of individual moments and to the rising and falling arcs of the narrative as a whole. Most important, with ease and consistency he keeps up the pace of a story that sometimes drags as the author reviews the city's racial history, political structure, and intricate gaming laws. There's plenty to enjoy, and the HBO series based on Johnson's book covers only a portion of it. Not just for history buffs, this is also a study in how communities and businesses grow and decline--and are sometimes reborn. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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