Winner of SABR’s 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award:
“The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about baseball between 1901 and 1919 published during the previous calendar year. The winner’s work must demonstrate original research or analysis, a fresh perspective, compelling thesis, impressive insight, accuracy, and clear, graceful prose.”
Praise from Air and Space Power Journal:
“I found the book profound in its anthropological discussion… a fascinating start to studying the military’s use of dual-reality (both actual and virtual) systems to train soldiers or to aid them in combat.”
Robert Aquinas McNally
Praise from California History:
“The Modoc War is a devastating history of defiant indigenous resistance during the Gilded Age of the nineteenth century. McNally’s fast-paced, blow-by-blow account… shines a mirror at us, demanding a reckoning for the demographic and cultural genocide that occurred in the Klamath Basin and across the American West.”
Book featured in New Jersey Jewish News:
“…the language and structure of Schwartz’s essays hew more closely to those of literature than of nonfiction.”
Rabbi Shai Held
Review in America Magazine:
“There is no armchair loving possible, according to the Bible. Love is supposed to have an object, and clear action. That is a lesson we all could learn.”
Review in Bookish Asia:
“…gripping reading. The author adds engaging personal elements and information from his own involvement in baseball and draws on an enormous number of sources. Playing in Isolation is both comprehensive and fascinating.”
Gregory J. Wallance
Review in STL Jewish Light:
“Basing a book of this type on primary documents gives the narrative the feel of journalism, which brings it to life on the page.”
Review in Story South:
“The characters in Glory Days are flawed, their thinking is flawed, and yet it is impossible not to empathize with them.”
Author article in the Wall Street Journal.
Author interviewed on New Books Network.
Author article for the Times of Israel blog.
Scott D. Seligman
Author interviewed for Forest Hills Connection.