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  • Boardwalk Empire

  • The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
  • By: Nelson Johnson
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna, Terence Winter (foreword)
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
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    4 out of 5 stars 17

From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reachinghistory offers a riveting account of its past 100 year, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Note: This is NOT a fictional novel!

  • By Mikey on 10-08-14

A must listen for any aspiring politician

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 13-05-17

A really interesting and impressively researched history of a modern American town. The breadth and depth of analysis is told in a very accessible way, bringing the listener right through the history of Atlantic City.