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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 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 315

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love stories steeped in History

    • By Frances on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Northside

    • African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City
    • By: Nelson Johnson
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In The Northside, Johnson brings the untold story of Atlantic City's black community vividly to life, from the arrival of the first African Americans to Absecon Island in the early 19th century through the glory days of the "World's Playground". Drawing on dozens of personal interviews and painstaking archival research, he reveals long-forgotten details about the people on whose backs the gambling mecca was built and offers a wide-ranging survey of the accomplishments of more recent generations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story, but lacks sparkle

    • By History on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $24.95