Sunday, July 27

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern American - Donald L. Miller

"While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates. In four words—'the capital of everything'—Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: the Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America's movie mecca. Tremendous new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history. Supreme City is the story of Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it."
NY Times: The Roar of the Crowd>
Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s
WSJ - Book Review: 'Supreme City' by Donald L. Miller
How the Jazz Age Invented Modern America
Simon and Schuster (Video)
YouTube: Donald L. Miller: Supreme City 1:02:59

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