About Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Nominee, Society for American Baseball Research’s Larry Ritter Book Award

Illinois Times

"I devoured and savored every page of Before the Ivy: The Cubs’ Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago by Laurent Pernot. This book is a baseball fan’s delight... This is a glorious book."

https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/the-cubs-golden-age/Content?oid=11443117
 

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

"Pernot takes his audience back even further to the team's actual roots in the late 1860s. It is a journey worth taking for both the serious baseball historian and the casual baseball fan alike."

https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-4246835921/before-the-ivy-the-cubs-golden-age-in-pre-wrigley

Journal of Sports History

"Pernot meticulously researched primary sources, including club records at the Chicago History Museum, as well as newspapers and pertinent secondary works to fashion a lively account of the team’s early successes."

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/614855

NPR/WBEZ

"Brimming with stories from the earliest days of the sport in The Windy City."

https://www.wbez.org/stories/new-book-looks-at-early-cubs-history/9fa3d4e6-05aa-4d43-8904-967a83a360a7

WGN radio

https://wgnradio.com/dave-plier/before-the-ivy-the-cubs-golden-age-in-pre-wrigley-chicago/amp/