MixedThe Wall Street JournalThe passages on Muck’s internment and the Lost Battalion are among this book’s best, but on the whole War Fever remains less than the sum of its too-many parts. In fact, only the war connects our headliners. Baseball certainly doesn’t. Beyond that, there are enough false notes to give a careful reader pause ... There are odd sins of omission and many other little gaffes, such as a reference to \'derbies and bowlers.\' One need not be Roger Stone to know that derbies are bowlers. Baseball fans may learn from War Fever, and even be edified and entertained, but should pass through its turnstiles expecting to see a .250 hitter, not a Triple Crown winner.