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 twentieth century. This e-book is devoted to completely protecting and celebrating his colourful existence and legacy ahead of the reminiscences of his accomplishments disappear and are washed out to sea by means of the sands of time.
I have taken the freedom of recreating a number of the discussion among Nucky and others. I established those conversations on info i mentioned with Nucky through the two-year interval I represented him in the course of his felony nice case. I extensively utilized excerpts from Nucky's testimony sooner than the U.S. Senate in 1928 and in his 1941 felony trial, with his depositions in his declare opposed to The Saturday night put up 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 instructed 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 just about Nucky and his spouse Floss for a few years. Boyd attended Nucky' s felony trial, and she or he and her husband Jimmy, who was once Nucky's right-hand guy, have been my longtime consumers. Senator Frank S. ''Hap'' Farley, Nucky's successor and my legislation companion 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 used to be my customer and pal for many of his existence, noted Nucky in gleaming terms.
I extensively utilized the history of the particular occasions in Nucky's lifestyles, from FBI stories, IRS documents, trial transcripts, and others indexed within the bibliography. All of those assets served to recreate the true lifestyles and occasions of Enoch L. ''Nucky'' Johnson.