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By Nelson Johnson

Offering the foundation and resource fabric for the impending HBO sequence produced by means of Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Terence iciness, this riveting and wide-reaching background explores the sordid prior of Atlantic City—forever a freewheeling city long-dedicated to the short buck—from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a valid on line casino hotel within the sleek period. a colourful solid of robust characters, led by means of “Commodore” Kuehnle and “Nucky” Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the poisonous energy constitution that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past—through its upward push, fall, and rebirth—is given new gentle during this revealing, and sometimes appalling, learn of legislative abuse and arranged crime.

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Ullmann was tough and fear-inspiring, but he also had a motherlode share of Philipp Brothers compassion: In the 30 [e-reads] A. Craig Copetas—Metal Men mid-thirties, a trader needed a few thousand dollars to make ends meet and took an unauthorized cash advance. Ullmann found out about it and tore into the trader like a buzz saw. Calming down a bit, Ullmann finally inquired why the trader didn’t come to him for the money. The trader shook his head back and forth. Ullmann took out his personal checkbook and asked the trader how much he needed, no questions asked.

Like dozens of other metal merchants who had heard the death knell in London and New York, Robbins gripped his telephone with a sweaty palm and punched out numbers, trying to scoop up gold, silver, and platinum; there was no official confirmation yet from the White House press office, but New York metal traders kept insisting that the presidential corpse was already cold. That was all Robbins needed to know. One report from the floor of COMEX in New York (the largest goldbuying and -selling supermarket in the world) claimed that the White House physician had lifted Reagan’s eyelids to discover a deposit of yeasty shards scattered throughout the optic membrane.

His hair the proper length, his clothes never muddy from the playground, Marc Rich moved on to Westport Junior High School. And although he became a United States citizen on St. Valentine’s Day, 1947, his life at Southwest High School in 1949–50 was not an endless summer of malt shops, football games, and cheerleaders in the back seat of dad’s DeSoto. Marc Rich did, however, become a Boy Scout; thus the summer of 1949 found him at Camp Osceola in the Ozark Mountains. “He kept to himself,” remembered Calvin Trillin, a New Yorker magazine writer who, as a teenage camper, lived for two weeks with Rich in the same “chigger-filled” tent.

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