DONALD L. MILLER is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and author of nine books, including the award-winning City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America, Lewis Mumford, A Life, a New York Times Notable Book, and the critically acclaimed best-seller Masters of the Air, being made into an HBO dramatic series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. His next book will be The Siege: Vicksburg and the Crisis of the Confederacy. Miller’s hosted the PBS series “A Biography of America” and has appeared on numerous other PBS programs in “The American Experience” series. With Tom Hanks, he co-produced the HBO documentary, He Has Seen War. A former resident at All Souls College, Oxford and a lecturer for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, his articles and reviews have appeared in American Heritage, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post, among other publications. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
Acclaimed author, historian, and PBS documentarian Donald L. Miller brilliantly evokes all the exhilaration, glamour, and significance of one of the most creative and consequential moments in American cultural history in SUPREME CITY: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America (Simon & Schuster; May 6, 2014; $37.50). Chronicling the era immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Miller reveals how revolutionary developments in technology, architecture, the arts, sports, communications, engineering, transportation, entertainment, retail, fashion, and more merged with the unbounded ambitions of a diverse group of out-of-towners to shape the contours of twentieth-century America. Miller’s book on Chicago, City of the Century, was the basis for an award-winning PBS series of the same name, and another PBS documentary, the Emmy-nominated Victory in the Pacific, was based in part on his book D-Days in the Pacific. HBO is currently making his book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany into a miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks…
“A great skyscraper of a book. The improbable story not justof America’s greatest metropolis during the Jazz Age, but the biography of an epoch.” —Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Liberation Trilogy
“Elegantly introduces one vivid character after another to recreate a vital and archetypical era.” —New York Times
“Sparkling…vivacious…Makes New York even more fascinating.” –Washington Post