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Jack Mayer

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Jack Mayer is a pediatrician and a writer. He began practicing pediatrics in 1976 in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, a small town in eastern Franklin County on the Canadian border. His was the first pediatric practice in that half of the county. He was a country doctor there for ten years, often bartering medical care for eggs, firewood, and knitted afghans. From 1987 – 1991 Dr. Mayer was a National Cancer Institute Fellow at Columbia University School of Public Health in New York City, researching the molecular biology of childhood cancer. Most of his scientific writing was done during those four years. He was also an academic pediatrician at Columbia University’s Presbyterian Medical Center.
Dr. Mayer returned to Vermont in 1991 and established
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Jack Mayer Yes, indeed. My new book, historical fiction, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN was launched 2 months ago. www.jackmayer.net
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Yes, indeed. My new book, historical fiction, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN was launched 2 months ago. www.jackmayer.net
This novel has already garnered 10 book awards (pre-publication). It's based on a true story of the redemption of a fascist assassin in Wiemar Germany and examines the transition in Germany from democracy to Nazi dictatorship. Here's a link to a newspaper interview:
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Thank you for your review of Life in a Jar. The play is remarkable. I'm only sorry that I can't be there with Norm and the kids from Kansas. They are an inspiration for us all to do what we can to repair the world.
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Jack Mayer If you enjoyed LIFE IN A JAR: THE IRENA SENDLER PROJECT, I hope you'll read my new book, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN, now available in paperback from…more If you enjoyed LIFE IN A JAR: THE IRENA SENDLER PROJECT, I hope you'll read my new book, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN, now available in paperback from bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble. The Kindle will be available September 2016.

BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN is historical fiction based on the true story of Ernst Techow, a young fascist assassin who participated in the 1922 murder of the highest-ranking Jew in Weimar Germany, Walther Rathenau. While on trial for his life, Ernst recieves an unfathomable offer of forgiveness that sets him on a complex and harrowing road to redemption. A vivid portrayal of Germany from the beginning of the 20th Century to W. W. II, a thriller and a tender love story.

BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN has already won 9 book awards:
2016 IndieReader Discovery Award – 1st Place - Fiction
2015 Nautilus Book Award Winner – Fiction – Silver medal
2016 Finalist – Grand Prize (Eric Hoffer Award) – Fiction
2016 Honorable Mention (Eric Hoffer Award) – Commercial Fiction
2016 Finalist - First Horizon Award (Eric Hoffer Award) – Fiction
2015 Finalist - Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award
– Historical Fiction
2015 Mom’s Choice Award - Gold Medal – Historical Fiction
2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Novel Fall 2015
2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards – Finalist – “Faction” - fiction based
on true stories.
A Best Indie Book of 2015 – IndieReader (5-stars) a
Shelf Unbound – Notable Indie – 2015 Best Indie Books.
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THE HISTORY OF WEIMAR AND THE RISE OF THE 3RD REICH MATTERS:
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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” the words of George Santayana (1863–1952), Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. Santayana enjoins us to recognize the echoes of painful history and do what we can to prevent its recurrence. History is cyclical but we can never anticipate how... Read more of this blog post »
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“Every time you walk into church, the first thing you see is a man on a cross. He died to save us-not to give us everything we want-to save us. That's what's so hard to understand. It's not about him answering your prayers-it's about you being like him not matter what happens on this Earth. 'Thy will be done.' There will always be sadness and pain.”
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“Once again the difficulty involved her history teacher, ‘Pika,’ who harangued his students about minorities - Hungarians, Gypsies, Jews, Ukranians - ‘taking over Poland, like a cancer.’ In her last year, Irena wrote a paper about minorities entitled ‘Repairing Poland.’ Her thesis postulated that growing political chaos and the splintering of parties, accompanied by inflation, led to the scapegoating of minorities by the nationalist right, instigating fear and xenophobia. If this course was not corrected, she warned, Poland would follow an inexorable path to instability, coup d’etat, and, ultimately, self-destruction.”
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