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Ron Kaplan, Freelance Writer

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About Ron Kaplan
  • Fetch! Video Hound’s Golden Movie Retriever, 1999, (Visible Ink Press, NY), BookPage, November 1998.
  • Gift Books: The Arts Icons and Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts, 1960-1995, (Watson-Guptill, NY), BookPage, December 1998.
  • Fitzgerald Did It, by Meg Wolitzer (Penguin). Booklist, May 15, 1999.
  • The Way We Lived Then, by Dominick Dunne (Crown, New York). BookPage, October 1999.
  • Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space, by Anna McCarthy (Duke University Pres). ForeWord, Fall 2001.
  • Plato, Not Prozac, by Lou Marinoff (Harper Collins). Booklist, August 1999.
  • Gone for Good: University Life in the Golden Age, by Stuart Roj. (Harper Collins). Booklist, August 1999.
  • Bookshelf: Lights, Camera, Play Ball! Diamonds in the Dark: America and The Movies, by Howard Good (Scarecrow Press, 1997); The Cinema of Baseball: Images of America, 1929-1989, by Gary E. Dickerson (Meckler, 1991); Great Baseball Films: From Right Off the Bat to A League of Their Own, by Rob Edelman (Citadel Press, 1994). Purebaseball, February 3, 2000.
  • The Many Lives and One Great Love of Jerry Stiller: Married to Laughter, by Jerry Stiller (Simon and Schuster). New Jersey Jewish News, December 21, 2000.
  • American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing, by Tom Stemple (University of Kentucky Press). ForeWord, December 2000/January 2001.
  • Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood, by Todd McCarthy (Grove Press). Bookreporter, March 19, 2001.
  • Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903-1940, by Gary Giddins (Little, Brown). Bookreporter, April 6, 2001.
  • Philo Farnsworth: The Father of Television, by Donald S. Godfrey (The University of Utah Press). ForeWord, Fall, 2001.
  • Grove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion, by Aniko Bodroghkozy (Duke University Press). ForeWord, Summer, 2001.
  • John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography, by Sheridan Morley (Simon and Schuster). Bookreporter, February 1, 2002.
  • The Pride of the Yankees (Movie Review)., April 29, 2002
  • Baseball Biopics., May 22, 2002.
  • Baseball Biopics, Part II., June 10, 2002.
  • Damn Yankees., July 11, 2002.
  • The Golden Voices of Baseball, by Ted Patterson (Sports Publishing), Purebaseball, December 15, 2002.
  • Behind Sad Eyes: The Life of George Harrison, by Marc Shapiro (St. Martin’s Press). Bookreporter, January 10, 2003.
  • The Art of Noir: The Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir, by Eddie Muller (Overlook Press). Bookreporter, March 20, 2003.
  • 10 Banned Books. Mental Floss, Vol. 2, No. 3. (April 2003).
  • The Natural,, April 28, 2003.
  • When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence, by Connie Bruck (Random House), Bookreporter, August 1, 2003.
  • Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light, by Patrick McGilligan (ReganBooks)., November 8, 2003.
  • The Pythons: An Autobiography (Thomas Dunne Books)., February 6, 2004.
  • Tony and Me, by Jack Klugman (Good Hill Press),, Dec. 16, 2005.

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