ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CRASH OUT
“With a crisp and detailed narrative and unforgettable Runyonesque characters, Crash Out captures the fascinating hard-boiled history of Sing Sing and the men who dared escape its walls.” —Neil Bascomb, author of The Perfect Mile
“Crash Out is not only a gripping account of a prison break, but a vivid re-creation of a part of American history that seems as if its high drama actually played out in daily rushes of black and white film. Goewey must have written this book with the ghosts of George Raft and Edward G. Robinson standing at his shoulder. Top-of-the-world stuff.” —Les Standiford, author of Meet You in Hell and Last Train to Paradise
“David Goewey’s personal connection to the world behind the walls of Sing Sing brings a passionate expertise to his narration of the bloodiest episode in its history. With a novelist’s flare for pacing and character—but without ever taking imaginative flight away from historical fact, as a lesser writer might do—he reanimates a story of desperation, bravery, pride, and violence that time and secrecy have long hidden from our sight.” —Jonathan Dee, author of Palladio
“Beautifully written, well-researched, and filled with Cagney-like characters, Crash Out is a classic page-turner, one that will transport the reader to the chaotic and coarse streets of Depression-era New York City.” —Bob Kerrey, president, The New School
From the Hardcover edition.