"ROY CAMPANELLA was the backbone of the great Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the late 1940s and 1950s, alongside such other Hall of Famers as Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider. An outstanding defensive catcher and a powerful slugger, Campy won the National League MVP Award three times. But everything changed on a rainy January night in 1958 when Campy’s car skidded off the road and he was left paralyzed below the neck. For the second time in his life, Roy Campanella would become a pioneer, this time off the field. Neil Lanctot’s Campy is the magnificent, authoritative biography of this exuberant, gifted athlete. "
"Lanctot presents Campy's story with the meticulous research of a historian and the considered prose of a novelist. This book is a keeper." - Alex Belth, Sports Illustrated/CNN.com
"Superb…the baseball biography of the year" - Allen Barra, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"A fine work of biography. "Campy," a rich and thoroughly enjoyable book, may well alter attitudes about a man who might be the most overlooked star in Dodgers history." - Russ Stanton, Los Angeles Times
"Aggressively reported….Lanctot, whose history "Negro League Baseball" is among the most authoritative books on the subject, is meticulous in putting together the first truly comprehensive biography of a baseball great…And he shows that Campanella's sunny public persona masked a more complex and more interesting individual than the highlight reels suggest." - Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel