Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now (Hardcover)
With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history
About the Author
Gary M. Pomerantz is a nonfiction author and journalist and has served the past seven years as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Pomerantz has written four books, including the New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn (1996).
Praise for Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now…
What sets Their Life's Work well above other books that tell us about teammates in their glory and their dotage, is that Gary Pomerantz not only brings such flair to the Steelers' glory days, but he also instructs us so vividly how, in football, teammates don't just grow old, they grow in pain and fear.
“This is a special book about a special moment in a special town. You cannot understand one of America's great cities today without understanding the special place the Steelers hold in Pittsburgh—and, unless you have season tickets, you cannot fully understand Pittsburgh without Their Life's Work.”
-David M. Shribman, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Pittsburgh Press
What has become of the best team ever? Pomerantz has the story, the lowdown and the afterglow. A wealth of prime Steeler stuff.
-Roy Blount Jr., Author of About Three Bricks Shy of A Load
Their Life's Work is that rare book that is brutally authentic, vigorously reported, smoothly written, and hauntingly sympathetic all at the same time. Sport , coach, team, city, sensibility all powerfully rendered.
-David Maraniss, Author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi
"I've been waiting for a book, written in an exhilarating and cogent and intelligent way, on the best football team of my adult life, and now it's here. I loved the Steelers way back when, and now that I know them in their middle age and beyond, I love their story. That's not just because Joe Greene and Terry Bradshaw and Jack Lambert are compelling figures. It's because Gary Pomerantz wrote it the way Roger Kahn wrote 'Boys of Summer.' This book will be 'Men of Fall' for my football generation.''
-Peter King, senior writer, Sports Illustrated.