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Robert Daley ( 1930 ) was born New York City ( New York, United States ). He graduated from Fordham University ( New York City ) in 1951 and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He spent six seasons as Publicity Director for the New York Giants of the National Football League in the days of " Frank " Gifford ( 1930 - 2015 ), " Charlie " Conerly Jr. ( 1921 - 1996 ) and " Sam " Huff ( 1934 ). He then worked on the Foreign Staff of The New York Times for six years based first in Nice ( Alpes - Maritimes, France ), then in Paris ( Île - de - France, France ), covering stories in sixteen countries in Europe and North Africa. In 1971 - 1972, he served as Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Police Department ( N.Y.P.D. ).
He is the author of 31 books, six of which have been adapted for film, and a hundred or so magazine articles and stories. Robert Daley's award - winning 1978 non - fiction work Prince of the City was hailed by The New York Times Book Review : " The policeman as flawed hero, a recurrent and enormously popular figure in contemporary writing, has never been done better. " His books, which have been translated into 14 languages, also include Year of the Dragon ( 1981 ) and Tainted Evidence ( 1993 ).
Most of his books grew out of immersing himself deeply in studying people and subjects that fascinated him, from Grand Prix racing to opera to bullfights to treasure diving - and of course the N.Y.P.D.
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