Photo.Jerry AmernicJerry Amernic is an author of fiction and non-fiction books. In doing his research for The Last Witness, he interviewed such people as noted Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert, and met with real-life survivors who were children when they were liberated in 1945. Read More


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An Intriguing Relationship with Babe Ruth

When your parents are gone you still remember special days. March 23 was a notable date in the Amernic family because it was my mother’s birthday, but this year on that day we have a Babe Ruth connection. One hundred years ago he was a young pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and during a… Read More

BABE RUTH – A Superstar’s Legacy

My first novel was Gift of the Bambino, a coming-of-age story about a young boy and his grandfather, and how the two were bound by baseball and the spirit of Babe Ruth. It was largely inspired by Ruth’s first pro home run which he hit in 1914 when he was a minor leaguer. To say… Read More

Perspective and Balance

The call came on a Wednesday morning. They were a group whose guest speaker had suddenly taken ill and was in hospital, and could I come and take his place. And when might that be? The very next day. Well, they say it’s best to be flexible in life and so, I did it. My… Read More

Best-sellers say a lot

You can learn about a country by checking the best-seller list, especially for non-fiction. Judging from the latest New York Times list, Americans – those who read – are fascinated with U.S. history and political figures. No fewer than eight of the top ten NF books are in those categories. The list: 1. Leonardo Da… Read More

A Crusader for Preserving History

Diana Bishop is a former TV broadcaster and the author of a new book about her grandfather Billy Bishop, the flying ace who shot down 72 German planes in World War I. Her book is called ‘Living Up to a Legend – My Adventures With Billy Bishop’s Ghost.’ The other night I joined her for… Read More