Quotes from The Upstate Boys
"We were gettin out or we were gonna die tryin"
"We dug and clawed for the freedom that awaited us on the other side of that barbed wire fence"
"Shep was running for his life, for the life of every one of those boys"
"There was no turning back now...nowhere to go but forward"
"They were the poor, the orphaned, the dispossessed. They were the boys that had been sent upstate and came back as heroes"
About the Author
Ofer Aronskind was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and came to the United States at the age of six. He grew up in Little Neck, Queens, on the outskirts of New York City. He attended SUNY Albany then took a year off after college where he spent the year in Los Angeles writing screenplays. The following year he came back to NY to attend St. John's University School of Law and graduated in 1989. He went to work at the law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges as a real estate attorney and worked there until 1997. He now lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with his three sons and is a real estate investor.