|Title:||Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City|
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|Publisher:||Plexus Publishing (NJ); SECOND PRINTIN edition (July 15, 2002)|
Nelson Johnson had already taken me there in his wonderful book. Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos and Executive Producer of Boardwalk Empire. Kuehnle’s successor, Nucky Johnson, was the absolute master of Atlantic City politics for the next 30 years. Johnson understood people and power and knew how to handle both. There was not an elected official or city or county employee who did not owe his job to Nucky. His pale craggy skin, together with his large hooknose and high forehead crowned by flowing gray locks, made him a striking figure. Jonathan, the son of Shubal and Jane Pitney, was born in Mendham, New Jersey, on October 29, 1797. The Pitney family had arrived in this country circa 1700.
Nucky Johnson gave Atlantic City the brand of leadership it needed. The political and economic power structure that had evolved was thoroughly corrupt. If Johnson had refused to work with the racketeers he would have been replaced. However, Nucky took one giant step beyond what the Commodore had achieved in terms of his alliance with the vice industry. Johnson included the key racketeers as members of the Republican organization, making him head of both the political machine and the rackets.
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. I enjoy RR history This book has all 4. More than just a precurser to the HBO series, it covers Atlantic City from it's birth to death and rebirth. Why it became a magnet for freed slaves and gangsters alike as well as vacationers is covered. Once I began to read, it was hard to put down. 4 people found this helpful.
When I was first approached by HBO to use Nelson Johnson’s book as the basis for a TV series, my biggest challenge was choosing a time period in which to set it. From the Gilded Age of the Robber Barons, to the Roaring Twenties and the Prohibition Era, to the Glamorous 1950s of Skinny D’Amato, to the city’s decline and subsequent resurgence with the advent of legalized gambling in the 1970s, Atlantic City and its people have been nothing if not compelling.
Boardwalk Empire book. Unlike the series, Johnson’s book runs the gamut of Atlantic City’s riveting history, from the time the sandbar was nothing more than a gleam in a man named Jonathan Pitney’s riled eye, to the time when the bottom basically fell outta the sky, and hard times had once again descended upon the descendants of the Pineys who first made this. inhospitable place home. But the highlight of the book – and the subject of the series – is the stretch that spanned from Prohibition to The Great Depression, when everything went, and it all went under the watchful eye of one Enoch Nucky Johnson.
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Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson. Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (seasons 1–5) – the corrupt treasurer of Atlantic County and its most powerful political figure. Based on the Atlantic City political boss Enoch L. Johnson. Michael Pitt as James "Jimmy" Darmody (seasons 1–2) – Nucky's onetime protegé, an honor student who left Princeton to serve in World War I; works briefly for Nucky before striking out on his own into organized crime. Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Thompson (seasons 1–5) – a young widow and mother who turns to Nucky and becomes his mistress, and later his wife
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.