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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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Donald L. Miller, the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, is the author of nine books, including "Masters of the Air," being made into an HBO dramatic series produced by Read more...

 
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