“With City of the Century, Miller has written what will be judged as the great Chicago history.”
– John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times

“A glorious anthem to a tumultuous city, this synthesis of industrial, social, and cultural history captures the raw, robust spirit of Chicago on every page….Big, colorful, engrossing.”
– Publishers Weekly

“In this spirited telling of the Chicago phenomenon, Donald Miller, one of our ablest historians, takes us to the heart of what made America tick… Brims with life, with people, surprise, and with stories – and stories within stories – all worth telling.”
– David McCullough, author of John Adams

“Sweeping and beautifully written.”
– Morris Dickstein, The Washington Post

“A wonderfully readable account of Chicago’s early history.”
– Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times