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Donald L. Miller

Professor of HIstory, Lafayette College

DONALD L. MILLER is the author of the critically acclaimed Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America, which was nominated for the prestigious KIrkus Award, for the outstanding book of non-fiction published in 2014. He 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 new 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.


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    Professor of HIstory, Lafayette College