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    Lasting Impact:

    One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football

    A captivating, character-rich story set against the great moral questions around America’s most popular game. At the high end of football is the glittering NFL, under scrutiny for the life-changing physical damage its players endure. Then there’s the high school game, unrivaled for its lessons—leadership, humility, perseverance … READ MORE  (plus: excerpt & interview)

    September 6, 2016 Order today:
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    Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

    Pete Rose played baseball with a singular and headfirst abandon that endeared him to fans and peers, even as it riled others–a figure at once magnetic, beloved and polarizing. READ MORE    PLUS: EXCERPT/INTERVIEW

    2014 Buy now
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    56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

    On a May day at Yankee Stadium in 1941, Joe DiMaggio lined a single to leftfield. It was the quiet start to baseball’s most resonant achievement. In that summer of ’41, as the Nazis moved across Europe and young American men were drafted, the nation was captivated by DiMaggio’s astonishing streak. READ MORE

    2011 Buy now
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    Live on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

    Kostya Kennedy speaks on Pete Rose’s betting, his status as an icon and whether or not he should be on the Hall of Fame ballot. READ MORE

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    Kostya Kennedy, a former Senior Writer and Assistant Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated, is an Editorial Director at Time Inc. He is The New York Times best-selling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports (runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing) and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. Both won the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. He has taught at Columbia and NYU, and lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.


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