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Ron Kaplan, Freelance Writer

ForeWord Magazine
Mental Floss
NY Sportscene
Nine / EFQ
Miscellaneous Articles
Earlier Reviews by Category
Baseball / Sports
About Ron Kaplan
  • Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen, edited by Diane Stevenson (University Press of Florida, 1999). BookPage, November 1999.
  • The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia, by Matthew Bunson. Bookreporter, September 19, 2000
  • The Wizard of Oz : An Appreciation. Bookreporter, October 10, 2000.
  • Hooking Up, by Tom Wolfe (Farrar Straus Giroux). Bookreporter, November 30, 2000.
  • The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Two Worlds, by Jonathan Rosen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Bookreporter, January 27, 2001.
  • Hooking Up, by Tom Wolfe (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). English Journal, March 2001.
  • The Legacy of  Ball Four and Other Sport Tomes. Bookreporter, April 6, 2001.
  • The Case Against eBooks, A Perspective. Bookreporter, July 28, 2001.
  • Baseball and The American Dream: Race, Class, Gender and the National Pastime, by Robert Elias (M.E. Sharpe), ForeWord, Fall 2001.
  • Extra Innings: Writing on Baseball, by Richard Peterson (University of Illinois Press). American Book Review, November/December 2001.
  • Unique Sports and Games Around the World, by Doris Corbett et al. (Greenwood), Multicultural Review, December 2001
  • Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture, by David McGimpsey (Indiana University Press). SABR Bibliography Newsletter, January 2002
  • The Good, The Bad and The Difference, by Randy Cohen (Doubleday), Bookreporter, April 5, 2002
  • Global Games, by Maarten Van Bottenburg (University of Illinois Press). Multicultural Review, June 2002.
  • The Spy Files. Mental Floss. Vol. 1, No. 4 (June 2002)
  • New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, by Larry Platt (Temple University Press, 2002). MultiCultural Review, September 2002.
  • Minor League Baseball: Community Building Through Hometown Sports, by Rebecca S. Kraus (Haworth Press). SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, January 2003.
  • Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal , by Daniel A. Nathan (University of Illinois Press). Elysian Fields Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1.
  • After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era, by Stephen Brill. Bookreporter, April 17, 2003.
  • Throw it Out at the Old Ballgame. E Magazine, May/June, 2003.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Press Box, by Leonard Koppett (Sports Classic Books). January Magazine, November 24, 2003.
  • One Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes and Remembrances, by Laura Schenone (W.W. Norton). January Magazine, January 6, 2004.
  • The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, by David Callahan (Harcourt). Bookreporter, January 23, 2004.
  • The Beatles, by Bob Spitz (Lttle Brown),, December 5, 2005.

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