Supreme City By Donald Miller

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Supreme City by Donald Miller Donald Miller was born in August 1971 in America. Miller is one of the best-selling American author and some other books he has written include: Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, Blue Like Jazz, Searching for God knows What, amongst others. Most of Miller’s books are based on Christian spirituality and history. Supreme City is a book that basically explains the growth of New York City from early 1920’s and all the people behind the growth. Miller categorically insists that most of the people who contributed to the growth of the Manhattan came from other places (Miller 12). Such notable names are: Florenz Ziegfeld who invested on entertainment, William Paley and David Sarnoff who both founded radio networks in New York, Elizabeth Arden, and Helena Rubenstein who both were dealing with fashion and cosmetics. Other exciting characters in the text are Fred F- the real estate investor, Tex Rickard who had specialized on fights and in fact built Madison Square Garden where large crowds of people used to converge to watch boxing and Jimmy Walker who was the mayor (his name was essential in defining the era). It is important to note that the book has very vast number of characters who the author tries to explain how they contributed to the growth of the city.

Miller identifies the opening of the Grand Central Terminal at the 42th Street as the backbone to Midtown emergence as a business and major entertainment hub. He says that by…
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