T.D. Allman is the author of Unmanifest Destiny and the best-selling Miami: City of the Future. As a staff writer for The New Yorker, and as the foreign correspondent for Vanity Fair, he witnessed many of the historic events described in this book. His writing has also appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone and National Geographic. He is a former Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. His New York apartment overlooks the site of the former World Trade Center.