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The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

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Nucky Thompson is back. For most of season two it seemed like he had lost his touch, not to mention a lot of his friends and influence. The one thing he didn't lose was his ability to play the game. 
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Also on Saturday, South Jersey author Nelson Johnson will participate in a panel discussion “From the Pages of History to the Screen: The Role of Archives in HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire.’”
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New Jersey Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson will discuss his book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City and the HBO series it inspired at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Rutgers–Camden.
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Atlantic County Superior Court Judge and author of two books on Atlantic City history — 'Boardwalk Empire,' which has been turned into a hit HBO series, and 'The Northside,' about the African-American experience in the resort town — Nelson Johnson talks to Atlantic City Weekly during the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway in Galloway Township.
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"There was a painstaking amount of research in this 20-year passion project, in bringing this story and history alive for us,I can’t imagine 20 years of that level of research, and then having the wherewithal and the humanity, to take a couple chapters about the plight of African Americans in Atlantic City and turning it into the next book, The North Side.” –Thomas Peele
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The West Deptford Free Public Library Reader Reviews features a short review of Boardwalk Empire, and Nelson Johnson's follow up book The Northside.
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