RaveThe Washington Times...an exceptionally well written treatment of a significant part of American social history from the 19th century to today ... no politics—just baseball and its history ... Vivid images run through the book ... The interviews themselves are worth the price of admission, as are the comments and observations of players from all periods on the practices of the day.
PositiveThe Washington TimesMr. Shapiro gives us a necessarily selective but solid overview...touching on the theories, thoughts, philosophers, movements and religions that shaped our world and culminated in our nation ... In this strongly written survey of Western thought and cogent statement of democratic principle, Mr. Shapiro provides an analysis of our current crisis, its causes and potential cures, advocating a return to the basic values upon which our civilization was built ... Mr. Shapiro concludes with a reflection on the larger meaning of the parent/child relationship and a strong note of hope[.]