CRIME: O'Dwyer's Good Friend

In New York's good old days, all the wise birds knew that big, granite-jawed Jim Moran was more than just Mayor William O'Dwyer's deputy fire commissioner. When he listened, politicians understood that O'Dwyer would hear, and when he spoke, they understood that O'Dwyer was speaking. Moran had grown up in one of Brooklyn's toughest districts; the oldest boy in a family of 14 kids, he had worked since he was eleven. Jim Moran had followed O'Dwyer up to the big time: they got together when O'Dwyer was a county judge in Brooklyn, and Moran a court clerk. Before O'Dwyer...

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