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Pete Rose: An American Dilemma


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Kostya Kennedy is an assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated and the New York Times bestselling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports, winner of the 2011 Casey Award and runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y. To learn more, visit


"Even readers who know who Mr. Rose is will learn much from...this book's stacked roster of interviews and anecdotes [and] fascinating and well-chosen tangents....Kennedy covers the [Big Red Machine] period expertly." --Craig Fehrman, The Wall Street Journal
"Will absorb you immediately...a fascinating study of one of America's most enduringly fascinating athletes. Masterful." --Mike Vaccaro, New York Post
exceptionally well-written book that lays out both sides of what remains a
highly-charged issue." --Paul Hagen,
"Kennedy takes
that familiar story and delves deeper, presenting an artful portrait....With writing of such
quality and a subject of such complexity, it deserves to be read by anyone who
appreciates good biography." --John C. Williams, BookPage
"Kennedy's book on the tarnished and enigmatic Rose is
exceptional. Like the best writing about sport--Liebling, Angell--it qualifies as
stirring literature. I'd read Kennedy no matter what he writes about." --Richard Ford
"Kostya Kennedy has given
us the real Pete Rose at last. Perhaps Pete does not deserve him, but baseball
fans and readers who appreciate superb and subtle writing will be grateful." --David Maraniss
"This is a wonderful,
clearly written book about a dark and complicated tragedy that continues to
beset the purity of our national pastime. The whole story is here: the deeply
talented, passionate ball player, 'Charlie Hustle, ' and the deeply morally
challenged hustler who bestrides essential questions about our national game." --Ken Burns
"Pete Rose is too rich a
character to fit on a bronze plaque. He requires a good, trenchant, poignant
(ah, Petey) book, and this is it." --Roy Blount Jr.
"Better than any previous
account. Kennedy leaves no doubt about Rose's greatness as a player or his
guilt as a gambler." --Allen Barra, The Boston Globe
"A remarkable book about a
fascinating, vexing figure." --Kirkus (starred

"Kennedy's ambitious account
is an anecdote-rich read." --Publishers Weekly

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