how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America
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
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How fast did Manhattan grow in the 1920s? Well, during that period, a new building was constructed in New York (on average) every hour. Historian Miller vividly conveys that hustle and bustle which created the city that defined modernity in the 20th century. Charles Lindbergh, Ba... Read More »
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