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Supreme City : how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America

Author: Donald L Miller
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment --
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller
ISBN: 9781416550198 1416550194 1416350209 9781416350200 9781416550204 1416550208
OCLC Number: 849801137
Description: xvi, 763 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Jimmy Walker era --
Power and politics --
A test for Tammany --
Jimmy Walker's New York --
Crime and Prohibition --
Too good to be true --
Owney Madden --
"The night club era" --
"He did it alone" --
The making of modern Manhattan --
Revenue plucked from the air --
Street of dreams --
Vanishing social citadels --
The woman's city --
Fred French --
Masters of the skyline --
The silver spire --
The magic carpet --
Bringing in the future --
Sarnoff --
Paley --
Jazz Age baby --
Sluggers --
Tex --
Pursuits --
Visions --
Highway under the Hudson --
Poet in steel --
A school of minnows --
Jazz Age icons --
Music is my mistress --
Master of allure --
A bag of plums --
Epilogue: Blue skies.
Responsibility: Donald L. Miller.
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An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment --

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