Games We Used to Play. by Roger Kahn

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About Roger Kahn

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Roger Kahn is the award-winning author of The Boys of Summer, the classic bestseller about Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers and growing up in Brooklyn. He is the author of many other books whose subjects range from baseball to political activism, including Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love about the courtship and marriage of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe and A Flame of Pure Fire, A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1999 about boxing great Jack Dempsey.
 
Published April 18, 1994 by Random House Value Publishing.
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Equally welcome is the author's parting shot on his literary collaboration with Pete Rose after the superstar had been banned from baseball for gambling and sentenced to a federal penitentiary on tax charges.

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In these essays, written between 1954 and 1990, the author of The Boys of Summer reinforces his reputation as a master with the pen and a generous-hearted observer of athletes and their games. He pays

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The last piece, ``Story Without a Hero,'' about Pete Rose, lacks the elegiac tone of the other essays and suggests that, although the ballplayer was a flawed person, so was his adversary, baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti, who presided over the Rose gambling investigation in 1989 that banned th...

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