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 most recent, The Last Pass, a New York Times bestseller about an old man coming to terms with his racial regrets, centers on Boston Celtics legends Bob Cousy and Bill Russell, both Presidential Medal of Freedom winners.

Pomerantz’s first book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, a biography of Atlanta, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

He also authored WILT, 1962, about Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point game, 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 thirteen years, he has taught reporting and writing at Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism.