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Gary M. Pomerantz, historian, journalist and Stanford University lecturer, is the author of six nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to sports to civil rights. His first, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, on Atlanta’s racial conscience, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He also authored WILT, 1962, about Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point game (a New York Times Editors’ List selection); Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds, about an aviation crash; The Devil’s Tickets about a Jazz Age murder and trial; and Their Life’s Work, a narrative about the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers that explores football’s gifts and costs. For the past twelve years, he has taught reporting and writing at Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism.
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