By Frank J. Ferry
Within the author's personal words...
Enoch L. ''Nucky'' Johnson, the Republican powerhouse from Atlantic urban, ruled New Jersey's political panorama within the Prohibition period of the 20 th century. This e-book is devoted to completely protecting and celebrating his colourful existence and legacy sooner than the reminiscences of his accomplishments disappear and are washed out to sea via the sands of time.
I have taken the freedom of recreating the various discussion among Nucky and others. I established those conversations on information i mentioned with Nucky through the two-year interval I represented him in the course of his legal high quality case. I extensively utilized excerpts from Nucky's testimony sooner than the U.S. Senate in 1928 and in his 1941 legal trial, with his depositions in his declare opposed to The Saturday night submit and David Niven, and his interviews with the FBI in his software for pardon. those transcripts supply us insights into Nucky's precise personality via his personal words.
Many humans additionally informed me in regards to the particular own incidents they shared with Nucky, and are contained during this booklet. Marie Boyd, who labored within the Atlantic County Treasurer's place of work, was once very as regards to Nucky and his spouse Floss for a few years. Boyd attended Nucky' s legal trial, and she or he and her husband Jimmy, who used to be Nucky's right-hand guy, have been my longtime consumers. Senator Frank S. ''Hap'' Farley, Nucky's successor and my legislation associate for 15 years, additionally shared loads of what he knew and remembered approximately Nucky. Even John Mooney, head of the Atlantic urban Vice Squad, who was once my consumer and pal for many of his existence, pointed out Nucky in sparkling terms.
I extensively utilized the historical past of the particular occasions in Nucky's existence, from FBI reviews, IRS files, trial transcripts, and others indexed within the bibliography. All of those resources served to recreate the true lifestyles and occasions of Enoch L. ''Nucky'' Johnson.