Books by Gary M. Pomerantz

THE LAST PASS by Gary M. Pomerantz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A moving, maddening look at a storied partnership that might have been a beautiful friendship as well."
Journalist and historian Pomerantz (Writing and Reporting/Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism; Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now, 2013, etc.) delivers a sturdy work at the intersection of sports history and race relations. Read full book review >
THEIR LIFE'S WORK by Gary M. Pomerantz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A work of great affection—for people, a violent sport and magical moments."
The saga of the rise and fall of the 1970s NFL powerhouse. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author capably records the fading echoes of all the gaiety and gunfire, but he tends to attribute more cultural consequence to these events than they merit."
Pomerantz (Communication/Stanford Univ.; Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era, 2005, etc.) serves up intertwining Depression-era stories of bridge, high society and murder. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A sports book worth talking about, and a moving portrait of a great athlete and his era."
A lively study of the life and times of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, "the twentieth century's greatest pure athlete," focusing on an extraordinary night. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unlike the pilots of ASA 529, Pomerantz is in control all the way in this spellbinding and horrifying death ride."
A heart-in-your-throat story of a small commercial plane headed for a crash landing. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"An engrossing genealogical window on a remarkable city. (Author tour; national radio satellite tour)"
Just in time for the summer Olympics—a finely drawn, epic history of Atlanta and of two families, one white, one black, who helped shape its development. Read full book review >