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Pomerantz, Gary M.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 3,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: F294.A853, 920.0758231
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Most widely held works about Gary M Pomerantz
 
Most widely held works by Gary M Pomerantz
Where Peachtree meets Sweet Auburn : the saga of two families and the making of Atlanta by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn explores the social, political and spiritual growth of this city and defines its racial conscience. It is the biography of Atlanta as told through two of its most prominent and elite families - one white, one black - as they ascend over five generations on opposite sides of a segregated city to produce the two most controversial mayors of the New South: Ivan Allen, Jr., and Maynard Jackson
Wilt, 1962 : the night of 100 points and the dawn of a new era by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, young and striking athlete Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers. As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains shrouded in myth. The game was not televised; no New York sportswriters showed up. In telling the story, author Gary M. Pomerantz brings to life a lost world of American sports, tracking down players, fans, journalists, and basketball historians, conducting more than 250 interviews, to recreate the game in painstaking detail. In 1962, the NBA, stepchild to the college game, was searching for its identity. Its teams were mostly white, the number of black players limited by an unspoken quota. Games were played in half-filled arenas, and the players traveled on buses and trains. Into this scene stepped the unprecedented Chamberlain: strong and quick-witted, a seven-footer who played with a colossal will and a dancer's grace.--From publisher description
Nine minutes, twenty seconds : the tragedy and triumph of ASA flight 529 by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intense and highly detailed account of the 1995 crash of a commuter plane provides a second-by-second analysis of the event and the experiences of the 26 passengers and three crew members on board. The title refers to the time between the explosion of one of the plane's engines and the time of the crash landing. The author interviewed the 19 who survived
The devil's tickets : a night of bridge, a fatal hand, and a new American age by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the true story of Myrtle Bennett, who murdered her philandering husband over a game of bridge in 1929, and the dramatic courtroom trial that made Ely Culbertson, who provided color commentary of the proceedings, a card game celebrity
Their life's work : the brotherhood of the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers, then and now by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from personal interviews with the players themselves, a chronicle of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, who won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years
The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment. But he has one last piece of unfinished business. The last pass he hopes to throw is to close the circle with his great partner on those Celtic teams, fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, now 84. These teammates were basketball's Ruth and Gehrig, and Cooz, as everyone calls him, was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race. Cousy wishes he had defended Russell publicly, and that he had told him privately that he had his back. At this late hour, he confided to acclaimed historian Gary Pomerantz over the course of many interviews, he would like to make amends. THE LAST PASS situates the Celtics dynasty against the full dramatic canvas of American life in the 50s and 60s. It is an enthralling portrait of the heart of this legendary team that throws open a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. Ultimately it is a book about the legacy of a life: what matters to us in the end, long after the arena lights have been turned off and we are alone with our memories"--
Wilt, 1962 : [the night of 100 points and the dawn of a new era] by Gary M Pomerantz( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nine minutes, twenty seconds by Gary M Pomerantz( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the responses of passengers and crew who survived the propeller failure and crash of Atlantic Southeast Flight 529 on a flight from Atlanta to the Mississippi coast in August 1995
Where Peachtree meets sweet Auburn : a saga of race and family by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhui ji zhi qian 9 fen 20 miao by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Chinese and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi zuo zhe li shi 3 nian, pao bian Mei guo 9 da zhou jin xing wu bai ci fang tan, bing yan du guan fang diao cha bao gao ji fa ting zheng ci zhuan xie er cheng, bu dan yi duo chong shi jiao zhui su 1995 nian Mei guo qiao zhi ya zhou ASA 529 ban ji kong nan shi mo, dui sheng huan zhe ji qi jia shu de xin li zhuang tai ji zai hou de xin li liao yu ye duo suo zhuo mo, shi chong man ren wen guan huai de bao dao wen xue zuo pin
Nine minutes, twenty seconds : a true story of tragedy and triumph by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's tickets : a vengeful wife, a fatal hand, and a new American age by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the true story of Myrtle Bennett, who murdered her philandering husband over a game of bridge in 1929, and the dramatic courtroom trial that made Ely Culbertson, who provided color commentary of the proceedings, a card game celebrity
The last pass Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end by Gary M Pomerantz( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the greatest dynasty in American professional sports history, an intimate story of race, mortality, and regretAbout to turn ninety, Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment. But he has one last piece of unfinished business. The last pass he hopes to throw is to close the circle with his great partner on those Celtic teams, fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, now 84. These teammates were basketball's Ruth and Gehrig, and Cooz, as everyone calls him, was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race. Cousy wishes he had defended Russell publicly, and that he had told him privately that he had his back. At this late hour, he confided to acclaimed historian Gary Pomerantz over the course of many interviews, he would like to make amends. At the heart of the story THE LAST PASS tells is the relationship between these two iconic athletes. The book is also in a way Bob Cousy's last testament on his complex and fascinating life. As a sports story alone it has few parallels: An poor kid whose immigrant French parents suffered a dysfunctional marriage, the young Cousy escaped to the New York City playgrounds, where he became an urban legend known as the Houdini of the Hardwood. The legend exploded nationally in 1950, his first year as a Celtic: he would be an all-star all 13 of his NBA seasons. But even as Cousy's on-court imagination and daring brought new attention to the pro game, the Celtics struggled until Coach Red Auerbach landed Russell in 1956. Cooz and Russ fit beautifully together on the court, and the Celtics dynasty was born. To Boston's white sportswriters it was Cousy's team, not Russell's, and as the civil rights movement took flight, and Russell became more publicly involved in it, there were some ugly repercussions in the community, more hurtful to Russell than Cousy feels he understood at the time. THE LAST PASS situates the Celtics dynasty against the full dramatic canvas of American life in the 50s and 60s. It is an enthralling portrait of the heart of this legendary team that throws open a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. Ultimately it is a book about the legacy of a life: what matters to us in the end, long after the arena lights have been turned off and we are alone with our memories
Their life's work : the brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, then and now by Gary M Pomerantz( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and heartbreaking, they define not only the brotherhood of sports but those elements of the game that engage tens of millions of Americans: its artistry and its brutality. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Their Life's Work is a richly textured story of a team and a sport, what the game gave these men, and what the game took
Nine minutes, twenty seconds : inside ASA flight 529 : a revelation of the human spirit by Gary M Pomerantz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wilt : the Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era by Gary M Pomerantz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary M. Pomerantz papers by Gary M Pomerantz( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of materials relating to Pomerantz's first book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family (New York: Scribner, 1996) as well as his third book, Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era. It includes interviews, interview transcripts, research materials, notebooks and audiovisual materials relating to these two works. The materials documenting Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family include the history of the Allen and Dobbs families as well as the history of modern Atlanta. Of particular interest are the interviews and interview transcripts, which recount the racial, political, economic and social life of 20th century Atlanta. The materials relating to Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era regard Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game against the New York Knickerbockers (Knicks). They also include audio cassette recordings of interviews and their transcriptions, research materials, notebooks as well as a scrapbook documenting promotions for the book. Pomerantz's interviews include National Basketball Association (NBA) general manager, Marty Blake; NBA players Earl F. Lloyd, Tommy Hawkins, and Red Klotz; and sportscaster, Bill Campbell among many others
 
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Where Peachtree meets Sweet Auburn : the saga of two families and the making of Atlanta
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Wilt, 1962 : the night of 100 points and the dawn of a new eraNine minutes, twenty seconds : the tragedy and triumph of ASA flight 529The devil's tickets : a night of bridge, a fatal hand, and a new American ageWilt, 1962 : [the night of 100 points and the dawn of a new era]Nine minutes, twenty secondsWhere Peachtree meets sweet Auburn : a saga of race and familyZhui ji zhi qian 9 fen 20 miaoNine minutes, twenty seconds : a true story of tragedy and triumph
Alternative Names
Gary Pomerantz American journalist

Gary Pomerantz Amerikaans journalist

Gary Pomerantz journaliste américain

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