Books: Fowler on Fallon

THE GREAT MOUTHPIECE, A LIFE STORY OF WILLIAM J. FALLON—Gene Fowler—Covici, Friede ($3).†

Most people liked the late Bill Fallon, but not even his bitterest friend ever called him unco guid. Author Fowler has put this sensationally journalistic biography of the lately dead (1927) Manhattan lawyer into the form of a novel; it reads like a super-Sunday-supplement-story.

Bill Fallon's father was an Irish contractor who prospered in Tammany-run Manhattan, gave his son a college education at Fordham. There Bill was popular with his peers, well-thought-of by his preceptors,...

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