DEMOCRATS: Fortune's Child

When he is in a good mood, New York's Mayor Bill O'Dwyer is the kind of Irishman who can charm a bird down out of a tree. But when the spirit moves him, he can be so bullheaded, blunt-tongued, and bent on the grand, illogical and impolitic gesture, that neither charm, hard work, nor all the other virtues, could be expected to rescue him from the consequences. Irish-born Bill O'Dwyer, who was a bartender, a cop, a district attorney and a brigadier general before becoming mayor, has one great attribute, however—fortune smiles...

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