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Jerry Amernic

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Toronto, Canada


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I live in Toronto, have written several books of fiction and non-fiction, and belong to International Thriller Writers, the Great Lakes Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Historical Writers of America, and such organizations as the Royal Ontario Museum. While my background includes newspaper reporter and columnist, feature writer for magazines, editor, teacher of journalism, and media consultant, writing fiction with a strong element of history is my passion.

My latest book is the non-fiction BABE RUTH - A Superstar's Legacy, now available at Amazon. This is the first book to explore the legacy of Ruth and it goes far beyond baseball.

My novel The Last Witness is about the last living survivor of the Holocaust in the year 2039. But the

Where fake news began

George Orwell and his epic novel 1984 are making a comeback. His character Winston Smith existed in a world where freedom and privacy have disappeared. Some think this is happening today.

Orwell's colleague H. G. Wells wrote War of the Worlds and because of that we can thank Wells for introducing us to ‘fake news,’ courtesy of a young radio broadcaster named Orson who had almost the same last na... Read more of this blog post »
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The Last Witness

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4.20 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Gift of the Bambino: A Novel

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Victims: ORPHANS/

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Markham: Shaping a Destiny

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Duty: The Life of a Cop

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“The point,” said the Chair, “is to let people think for themselves and allow them to reach their own conclusions.”
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“But isn’t that what education is supposed to be about? To make people think?” “What kind of thinking is it when you deny something happened when we know perfectly well that it did?” said Christine.”
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