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Supreme City - How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

Donald L. Miller

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Genres:

History

Description:

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. Nearly all of the makers of modern Manhattan came from elsewhere: Walter Chrysler from the Kansas prairie; entertainment entrepreneur Florenz Ziegfeld from Chicago. William Paley, founder of the CBS radio network, was from Philadelphia, while his rival David Sarnoff, founder of NBC, was a Russian immigrant. Cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden was Canadian and her rival, Helena Rubenstein, Polish. All of them had in common vaulting ambition and a desire to fulfill their dreams in New York. As mass communication emerged, the city moved from downtown to midtown through a series of engineering triumphs-- Grand Central Terminal and the new and newly chic Park Avenue it created, the Holland Tunnel, and the modern skyscraper. In less than ten years Manhattan became the social, cultural, and commercial hub of the country. The 1920s was the Age of Jazz and the Age of Ambition. Original in concept, deeply researched, and utterly fascinating, Supreme City transports readers to that time and to the city which outsiders embraced, in E.B. White' s words, "with the intense excitement of first love."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jim Frangione

Length:

29h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

36:10


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:09:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:28:01


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:26:30


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

50:46


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:07:40


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

46:31


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

51:54


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

36:51


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

30:46


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:21:03


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

47:19


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

51:41


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:03:58


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:19:32


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

01:18:05


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

56:38


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

01:50:42


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

01:03:28


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

01:02:06


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

55:16


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:16:30


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

53:33


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

45:41


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

36:58


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

53:04


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

01:16:27


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

01:41:16


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

23:57


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

01:08