In nonfiction books and journalism over the past 38 years, Gary M. Pomerantz has explored American culture and the human condition. The hallmarks of his work are History, Race, and Sports. His book topics spread far and wide: Atlanta’s racial conscience and political family dynasties . . . A fiery plane crash and the rise of the human spirit. . . Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point game . . . A bridge hand gone wrong and a murder trial in Kansas City of the Jazz Age . . . Football’s gifts and costs as experienced by the great dynasty of the 1970s, the Pittsburgh Steelers . . . And now an old man, once captain of the Boston Celtics, comes to terms with his regrets about race and an iconic teammate.