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Supreme City

How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
Miller, Donald L., 1944- (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Miller, Donald L., 1944-
Statement of Responsibility: Donald L. Miller
Title: Supreme city
how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: xvi, 763 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-729) and index
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
Blue skies
Summary: An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment.
Subject Headings: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Social life and customs 20th century New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 20th century Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) History 20th century New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Social conditions 20th century New York (N.Y.) Social conditions 20th century Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Politics and government 20th century New York (N.Y.) Politics and government 1898-1951
LCCN: 2013020154
ISBN: 9781416550198
1416550194
9781476745640
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 M
Research Call Number: IRGC 14-4777
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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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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, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Helena Rubenstein, Duke Ellington, Flo Ziegfeld, and Elizabeth Arden are just a few of the people that are profiled in this paean to the birth of the New York City that we know today.
- Wayne Roylance

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