A Helluva Guy
When Stan Cassidy, a reporter on The Gazette, is assigned to write a memorial piece on the recently deceased Harold C. Springer--Congressman, Senator, former Ambassador to France, Secretary of Labor, local-boy-made-good--everyone he interviews ends up telling a story about Springerżs best friend, MacAllister Davis. The stories follow Mac from his college days as a football star when he supplemented his scholarship by running rum during Prohibition, through his stint as a New Deal politician, to his OSS service in World War II. Mac was a manżs man, every womanżs hero, and A Helluva Guy.
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