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Library hosts discussion on Nucky Johnson

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ATLANTIC CITY --The Atlantic City Library hosted a discussion of author Frank J. Ferry's latest book about one of the city's most legendary figures.

"Nucky: The Real Story of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Boss" was the topic of discussion.

Ferry actually represented Johnson in the 1964 US Justice Department case against him. The two would remain friends until Johnson's death in 1968.

When writing the book, Ferry used primary sources close to Johnson to tell stories often left untold.
 
"Very friendly, you can see he liked people and there's a lot of great stories that came through different people. The charity he did for them, different events, he was just a wonderful person that I found and he was a product of the times."


In the 1964 case, Ferry successfully halted a $20,000 fine being collected from a previous conviction of tax evasion against Johnson.

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