State of the Arts meets the author of Boardwalk Empire, Nelson Johnson. His New York Times Best-Selling book inspired HBO’s hit series. But, guess what? There are some curious differences between Johnson’s historical account of “Nucky” Johnson and HBO’s fictionalized “Nucky”!

Nelson Johnson’s fascinating book tells the history of Atlantic City from the arrival of trains in the 1850s right up to the present.

Produced by Eric Schultz.