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Crash Out: the True Tale of a Hell's Kitchen Kid and the Bloodiest Escape in Sing Sing History

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The enthralling and evocative story of tough Depression-era bandits who vowed to make something of themselves, even if that meant defying the stone walls of America’s most infamous prison, by a writer who grew up in Sing Sing’s shadow.

During an era of never-ending breadlines and corrupt cops, no place churned out budding crooks more efficiently than Hell’s Kitchen. Neighb
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Crown (first published January 1st 2005)
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Fredrick Danysh
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, biographies
During the first half of the twentieth century, the Hell's Kitchen area of new York City was home to struggling immigrants , many who turned to crime. The book is a history of the struggle to survive based on the lives of several individuals on both sides of the law. Four of its residents landed in New York infamous's infamous Sing Sing prison where they would engineer an escape attempt that would cost four lives and ruin the reputation of the warden. A well researched history.
Kevin
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
Jesus, what a cool story, but the writing was awful, painful, ugh... just fucking terrible. Should've commissioned Richard Price...
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