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Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

Three excerpts from Roll the Bones


Today I’ve added three excerpts from Roll the Bones to the site to give you a little flavor of the book if you haven’t picked up a copy already. Enjoy!

1. Author’s Note/Prologue

This is the introductory overview to the book, giving an idea of its scope—and the changes in the Casino Edition.

2. Why the Mob won Vegas

This excerpt, from chapter 10, “A Place in the Sun,” explains how the Mob carved out influence on the Las Vegas Strip in the 1950s and 1960s, and why it was so dominant.


3. The Rise of Atlantic City

The opening pages of chapter 12, “America’s Playground…Again” discuss the rebirth and rise to (brief) dominance of Atlantic City’s casinos in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

To learn where you can buy Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling, please visit here