Nelson Johnson Releases Second Atlantic City Book

Nelson Johnson, Releases Second Atlantic City BookNelson Johnson, a Hammonton resident whose first book served as the basis for the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” has finished another book about Atlantic City.

Johnson’s first book — “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City” — includes a chapter about African Americans’ impact on the seaside resort community.  Johnson said he knew he wanted to go back and explore the topic further.

“Once I wrote the first book, I realized I had to write a second book,” Johnson said.

“I’m actually more excited about it than my first (book),” Johnson said. “It means more to me on a personal level. What I probably enjoyed the most was knowing that I was telling a story that no one had even tried to tell.”

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