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    Lasting Impact:

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

    This captivating, character-rich story is set against the back-drop of one of the most pressing questions in sports: Should we let our sons play football? READ MORE

    Coming September 6, 2016 Preorder now:
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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

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


    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


Kostya Kennedy is an assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated and The New York Times best-selling 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 has taught at Columbia and at New York University, and lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.


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