"Honestly written, filled with info not previously known, Ribowsky scores a touchdown with this splendid effort."
Harvey Frommer, sports journalist
"Barry Melrose presents a rare, firsthand, realistic look into the world of professional hockey from every perspective."
New York Journal of Books
“Superbly detailed, obsessively researched, and equal parts serious sports scholarship and outrageous laugh-out-loud reporting.”
“This is a magical book about a magical night.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, 1995 winner of Pultizer Prize for History book
“Jason Robillard is a master at teaching people the art and science of barefoot running.”
Podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg
“It’s a lot of fun to learn a little about each of the favorites and why that particular player strikes a chord with the writer. Each essay is a nice bite-size piece of history… a good book for any baseball fan, casual or die-hard. There’s a little something in it for everybody.”
"The reader gets the feeling that Jenkinson is talking to him or her... While the author provides all his references, the reader is never overwhelmed with this scholarly work nor does the reader ever forget that this is a book about baseball, written by an individual blessed to be smitten by the game."
Father Gabe Costa, By The Numbers blog
"Gearheads will love the book’s abundance of technical details; everyone else will love the story of sheer, wide-eyed excitement and determination.”
"This fascinating, in-depth study (based on 28 years of research!) argues that Ruth hit baseballs farther than any man in the game—ever."
"Yates’s own research doesn’t falter, and race fans will be pleased with his exciting history of the sport’s past.”
“Recounts Landry’s life honestly, avoiding both distortion and hagiography while portraying a stoic, flawed man of honor…. A triumph of extensive research and interviews. It will be welcomed by all football fans.”
Library Journal (starred review)
"Until now, Boyle has been overlooked by students of the Chicago Outfit, and Yates does much to make amends. Needless to say, this is also a great book for auto-racing enthusiasts."
"Readers will feel every twist and turn in the course, and will eagerly follow the progress of this inspiring athlete."
School Library Journal
"It's taken years for DeLeo to physically and emotionally recover, and he brings a knowing perspective to this account. It deserves its place in the canon of survival literature."
Jason Robillard has been doing ultramarathons for many years, and started advocating for barefoot running before it was cool. He is considered an authority on it.
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