If you've seen the ritzy HBO show Boardwalk Empire, you might think it's too good to be true. It is and it isn't.
While the characters are fiction, the basis of the story and that world are very real. Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City is a book about that history, written by Nelson Johnson, an Atlantic County judge, and published by Plexus Publishing, a small press based in Marlton, NJ.
Fun, non-shore related fact: one of my first freelance assignments was a story about Plexus Publishing. I think I wrote about them in 2003. Small world.