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Rosen, Charles

Overview
Works: 30 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 8,584 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Basketball stories  Animal films  Documentary films  Children's films  Musical films 
Roles: Author, prs, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles Rosen
 
Most widely held works by Charles Rosen
More than a game by Phil Jackson( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great coaches of the NBA reveals how he turned the Lakers around, teaching discipline to a seemingly undisciplined team
Free Willy by Simon Wincer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the friendship that develops between a 12-year-old boy who knows what it's like to be without a family, and a whale confined in a too-small tank at an aquatic park
The first tip-off : the incredible story of the birth of the NBA by Charles Rosen( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go back to a time when basketball players wore knee pads and itchy cotton jerseys. When even the team's leaders were grateful for dry towels, hot showers, and $60 paychecks. When winning was all that mattered. In this vividly rendered and meticulously researched book, endorsed with a Foreword by Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, sportswriter Charley Rosen takes you on a rollicking tour of the NBA's first season. Filled with rare archival photographs and exclusive interviews, The First Tip-Off brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters--including Chuck Connors, clown prince of the BAA, and Jumping Joe Fulks, ex-Marine turned basketball's first superstar--as Rosen deftly unfolds the dramatic events of that formative season. It's enough to make you believe once again in the spirit of the sport." -- Publisher's description
Barney Polan's game : a novel of the 1951 college basketball scandals by Charles Rosen( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basketball scandals of 1951 when the best of the college basketball players took money and sex from gangsters in return for affecting the outcome of games. Featuring many protagonists and told from various points of view, the novel is based on the author's non-fiction book, Scandals of 51: How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball
Scandals of '51 : how the gamblers almost killed college basketball by Charles Rosen( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Moses all-stars : a novel by Charles Rosen( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antics of an all-Jewish basketball team on a road tour in the 1930s. They are a mixed lot that includes a bank robber, a Zionist, a Communist and an Irishman posing as a Jew. A look at the times through the eyes of odd-balls. By the author of The Cockroach Basketball League
The emerald diamond : how the Irish transformed America's greatest pastime by Charles Rosen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Irish and their impact on baseball, citing influential Irish figures on and off the diamond, exploring their many contributions and interweaving interviews with modern-day Irish players, managers, and executives
Bullpen diaries : Mariano Rivera, Bronx dreams, pinstripe legends and the future of the New York Yankees by Charles Rosen( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baseball is also the only American sport where the defense has the ball. So begins an inside look at baseball's most scrutinized group of players - relief pitchers -- and life in the most intriguing bullpen of all, that of the New York Yankees"--
The wizard of odds : how Jack Molinas almost destroyed the game of basketball by Charles Rosen( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Wizard of Odds, renowned and best-selling basketball writer Charley Rosen brings us for the first time the full life story of Jack Molinas, one of the greatest basketball players of his era, a man whose gambling addiction and hubris caused his ultimate demise. Drawing on numerous, previously unavailable first-person accounts, including Jack Molinas's own journal and trial transcripts, Rosen presents the true saga of a man who perhaps better than anyone around him understood the weaknesses of the system in which he lived'so much so that he convinced himself that he could manipulate that system to his advantage with total impunity, in a life's journey that took him from NBA play to the Mafia and the pornographic film industry, and to an ultimate tragic destiny
Chocolate Thunder : the uncensored life and times of the NBA's original showman by Darryl Dawkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former NBA star, celebrated for outrageous acts on and off the basketball court, writes about his life in the NBA and about the people and places visited along the way
No blood, no foul : a novel by Charles Rosen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foxsports.com pundit Rosen hits the hardwood in this entertaining sports novel. Pearl Harbor makes Jason Lewis, a promising senior guard for New York's Metro University, into an army enlistee. When he comes back from the Pacific missing several fingers, Jason is reduced to selling insurance for his father-in-law. Although he considers referees a necessary evil (rogue cops with whistles), he jumps at a chance to officiate high school games
The cockroach basketball league by Charles Rosen( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cockroach Basketball League follows the tribulations of hard-driving coach Bob Lassner of the Savannah Stars, a team in the Commercial Basketball League--a fiction drawn from Rosen's own nine years experience coaching in the minor-league Continental Basketball Association. Lassner is an aging hippie and divorcé who hails from a Bronx tenement. His obsession with the game of basketball animates this kinetic, gritty ramble through the sport's minor leagues. Lassner is either red with rage or soft with compassion as he struggles to deal with his wayward players. His top scorer is selfish and arrogant; another player faces a grand jury for a point-shaving scheme; still others are drinking and taking drugs. Lassner also faces a meddlesome team owner, racial tension and the threat of losing his job if he doesn't produce victories. With The Cockroach Basketball League, Rosen provides a poignant portrait of men--both players and coaches--who may not ever make it to the NBA. Through this look at life in the minors, Rosen offers a unique perspective on college and pro basketball, media hype, and the psychology of dreams deferred." -- Publisher's description
God, man, and basketball Jones : the thinking fan's guide to professional basketball by Charles Rosen( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 love by Bob Marley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive documentary about the mingling of cultural and social influences that have made basketball what it is today. Appropriate credit goes to the game's official inventor, Dr. James Naismith. Also explores the YMCA's early role as a "pipeline for spreading basketball over the world". Pays tribute to the old Knickerbockers and Philadelphia Warriors legends, among others, who comprise today's basketball fraternity. It also digs deep into the impact of Harlem's early precision players on the game's vitality and international popularity
The pivotal season : how the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers changed the NBA by Charles Rosen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographs and action-packed narrative portray the pivotal 1971-72 season in this memorable book of sports history, which includes a special foreword by Phil Jackson. Basketball fans will be able to relive this amazing story of despair turned to triumph, when the Los Angeles Lakers won a record thirty-three consecutive games, persevered and defeated their archrival, the New York Knicks, won the championship - and in so doing changed the sport of basketball forever."--BOOK JACKET
Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season by Charles Rosen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1972-73 season, the Philadelphia 76ers were not just a bad team; they were fantastically awful. Doomed from the start after losing their leading scorer and rebounder, Billy Cunningham, as well as head coach Jack Ramsay, they lost twenty-one of their first twenty-three games. A Philadelphia newspaper began calling them the Seventy Sickers, and they duly lost their last thirteen games on their way to a not-yet-broken record of nine wins and seventy-three losses. Charley Rosen recaptures the futility of that season through the firsthand accounts of players, participants, and observers. Although the team was uniformly bad, there were still many memorable moments, and the lore surrounding the team is legendary. Once, when head coach Lou Rubin tried to substitute John Q. Trapp out of a game, Trapp refused and told Rubin to look behind the team's bench, whereby one of Trapp's friends supposedly opened his jacket to show his handgun. With only four wins at the All-Star break, Rubin was fired and replaced by player-coach Kevin Loughery. In addition to chronicling the 76ers' woes, Perfectly Awful also captures the drama, culture, and attitude of the NBA in an era when many white fans believed that the league had too many black players, most of whom were overtly political and/or using recreational drugs."--
Players and pretenders : the basketball team that couldn't shoot straight by Charles Rosen( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Players and Pretenders tells the story of the flip side of basketball's "March Madness," where the game is played by average players for love, not for money. At the end of the 1970s at Bard College, where there was no pretense of institutional support, Charley Rosen gathered his hoops hopefuls and put together a basketball season whose impact reached far beyond the court. Writing with a humorous touch, Rosen details the Running Red Devils' season, simultaneously examining the lives of those who made it so memorable and providing a glimpse of how the team members existed off the courts as both players and pretenders. His book playfully depicts the 1979-80 basketball season at Bard College and the "sports for fun" side of the game."--Publisher's description
Maverick : more than a game by Phil Jackson( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a game by Phil Jackson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sports world questioned whether legendary coach Phil Jackson's famous "Zen" approach to basketball would work in the klieglit atmosphere of LA. Jackson and his pal Rosen chronicle the challenges of bringing discipline to the Lakers, a talented team that had not lived up to its potential, all the way through the resoundingly successful 1999-2000 season, in which the Lakers won the NBA title
Scout's honor : a novel by Charles Rosen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More than a game
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Charley Rosen American basketball player

Charley Rosen Amerikaans basketbalcoach

Rosen, Charles 1941-

Rosen, Charles Elliott

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The first tip-off : the incredible story of the birth of the NBABarney Polan's game : a novel of the 1951 college basketball scandalsScandals of '51 : how the gamblers almost killed college basketballThe House of Moses all-stars : a novelBullpen diaries : Mariano Rivera, Bronx dreams, pinstripe legends and the future of the New York YankeesThe wizard of odds : how Jack Molinas almost destroyed the game of basketballChocolate Thunder : the uncensored life and times of the NBA's original showmanNo blood, no foul : a novel