The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose
For the first time -- the truth of how a
man who made himself an American hero ended up an American tragedy.
Full of hard-hitting, news-making revelations, this investigative
biography tells the real story of what happened and why the scandal
should have been no surprise to anyone.
"A first-class work of sound reporting and balanced, piece-by-piece evidence
and inescapable conclusions. It's the baseball book we've been awaiting."
Roger Angell, in The New Yorker
"Theodore Dreiser would have loved this story,
but he could not have written it nearly so well . . . Sokolove is a natural
literary stylist with the gifts of a social historian . . . This is a book for
all seasons, not just summer."
--The New York Times
"Pete Rose used to brag that the only books he
read were the several variations of the 'Pete Rose Story.' He could benefit from
reading this one. In looking into the milieu of the player they called 'Charlie
Hustle,' Sokolove has done us a favor -– and, maybe, Rose, too."
"Sokolove (tells Pete Rose's story) the way I,
and others who were there, remember it . . ."
--Jim Brosnan, in the Los
"Sokolove's new book needs to be distributed
free at all ballparks."
–-The Village Voice
"The man writes as well as Rose played."
"Sokolove's Hustle provides a definitive account of one of the best-known
baseball stories of recent years. This isn't the only account of the Pete Rose
story you'll need, but it's an essential one."
--The Dickie Thon Fan Club Web
Published by Fireside
Simon & Schuster