Books by Charley Rosen

Charley Rosen set scoring and rebounding records at Hunter College, earned a master's in medieval literature, played in the old Eastern League, and coached in the Continental Basketball Association. The Pivotal Season is his thirteenth book, and he has al


NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"As frothy as a ballpark beer."
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day—a celebration of the many men (and one woman) of Irish descent who have densely populated professional baseball, especially in its earliest decades. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"Contains elements of interest to the serious baseball fan, but this one is for Yankees die-hards only."
A look at the performance of the New York Yankees' relief pitchers during the 2010 season, featuring interviews, game recaps and anecdotes. Read full book review >
THE COCKROACH BASKETBALL LEAGUE by Charley Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"An introduction by Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is yet another clue that this one is for hoop-junkies only."
Rare among sports novelists in that he uses basketball rather than the traditional baseball or football as his milieu, Rosen here provides a failed but nonetheless amusing look at life in the Commercial Basketball Association (clearly a pseudonym for the real CBA, or Continental Basketball Association, in which the author has been a coach and trainer). Read full book review >