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Gary M. Pomerantz (born November 17, 1960) is an American author and journalist who serves as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. His fourth and newest book, "The Devil’s Tickets" (Crown/Random House, 2009), is a true-crime thriller set in a bygone age when the card game of bridge was all the rage. The Devil's Tickets evokes the last echoes of the Roaring 20s and the darkness of the Depression when a suave and cunning Russian named Ely Culbertson became the Barnum of a bridge craze that fueled marital uproar across the nation, including a husband-killing and sensational trial in Kansas City. The widow Myrtle Bennett was defended in the murder trial by James A. Reed, former U.S. Senator from Missouri and one-time Democratic presidential candidate. A brilliant orator, Reed put on a dramatic courtroom show of eloquence, logic and a few tears.

Earlier, Pomerantz wrote about Atlanta’s historic rise and racial conscience in "Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn", named a 1996 Notable Book of the Year by "The New York Times". His second book, "Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds" (2001), is a heart-pounding story about an aviation crash, also published in China, Germany and Britain. In "WILT, 1962" (2005), Pomerantz recreates the legendary night when basketball’s Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa. Named an Editors’ Choice book by The New York Times, WILT, 1962 was called by Entertainment Weekly “a meticulous and engaging narrative — a slam dunk of a read.”

Pomerantz spent nearly two decades as a daily journalist. He served as a sportswriter for The Washington Post (1981-1988) where he covered the Washington Redskins, Georgetown University basketball and the National Football League. He then moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1988-1999) where he wrote profiles, special projects, columns and served on the newspaper’s editorial board.

Pomerantz was born in N. Tarrytown, NY, the youngest of three boys. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Class of 1982) with a degree in history. He later served as a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan where he studied theater and the Bible.

From 1999-2001 he served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta. For the past three years at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., he has taught courses on specialized reporting and writing.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their three children.

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Total Books: 20
Their Life's Work The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers Then and Now
Their Life's Work The Brotherhood of the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers
2013 - Their Life's Work the Brotherhood of the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781451691627
ISBN-10: 1451691629
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Devil's Tickets A Vengeful Wife a Fatal Hand and a New American Age
2011 - The Devil's Tickets a Vengeful Wife a Fatal Hand and a New American Age (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781400051632
ISBN-10: 1400051630
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Devil's Tickets A Night of Bridge a Fatal Hand and a New American Age
2009 - The Devil's Tickets a Night of Bridge a Fatal Hand and a New American Age (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781400051625
ISBN-10: 1400051622
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Wilt 1962  The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
2006 - Wilt 1962 the Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400051618
ISBN-10: 1400051614
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Wilt 1962 The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Wilt 1962 The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Wilt 1962  The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Wilt 1962  The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Neun Minuten 20 Sekunden Schicksalsflug ASA 529 berlebende berichten
2003 - Neun Minuten 20 Sekunden Schicksalsflug Asa 529 Berlebende Berichten (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442152278
ISBN-10: 3442152275
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Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds  A True Story of Tragedy and Triumph
Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds The Tragedy  Triumph of ASA Flight 529
2001 - Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds the Tragedy Triumph of Asa Flight 529 (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780609606339
ISBN-10: 0609606336
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds  The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529
2001 - Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds the Tragedy and Triumph of Asa Flight 529 (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743505918
ISBN-10: 0743505913
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Nine MinutesTwenty Seconds  The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529
2001 - Nine Minutestwenty Seconds the Tragedy and Triumph of Asa Flight 529 (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780743509008
ISBN-10: 0743509005
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn A Saga of Race and Family
1997 - Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn a Saga of Race and Family (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140265095
ISBN-10: 0140265090
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 8

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn The Saga of Two Families and the Making of Atlanta
1996 - Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn the Saga of Two Families and the Making of Atlanta (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684807171
ISBN-10: 0684807173
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn The Saga of Two Families and the Making of Atlanta
Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds The Tragedy  Triumph of Asa Flight 529