“Nucky” Thompson the key to Boardwalk Empire

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If you tuned into HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” last night, you got a glancing, fictionalized swipe at American history, including such vivid characters as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson and Arnold Rothstein. The show, (adapted from Nelson Johnson’s book) of the same name, stars Steve Buscemi as Thompson — based on the real-life Nucky Johnson, the Atlantic City political boss who engineered the resort’s rise to wickedness and financial riches during Prohibition.

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