An Enigma Without Equal

The 2018 baseball season is under way and my new book about its biggest star ever is out. But BABE RUTH – A Superstar’s Legacy involves a lot more than baseball. This is a real-life, rags-to-riches story about the most unlikely hero to ever grace the covers of Time Magazine, Vanity Fair and Popular Science… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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The worst kind of historical revisionism is that which is practiced by governments. Take the Government of Canada which just revealed a plaque for its new National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The plaque reads: ‘The National Holocaust Monument commemorates the millions of men, women and children murdered during the Holocaust and honours the survivors who… Read More

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The extent of my religious training growing up was the film ‘The Ten Commandments,’ released in 1956 and starring Charlton Heston as Moses. According to my family, this was pretty well as it happened. I have seen it since and think it’s one of the worst movies ever made. While biblical history and ‘history’ aren’t… Read More

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When my mother died in 2009, I decided to honour her memory by sponsoring a child through an organization called Plan International. Letters and photos are exchanged, and it’s like the film About Schmidt. In the final scene the character played by Jack Nicholson bursts into tears upon receiving a letter from the little boy… Read More

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When Jean Chretien was Prime Minister of Canada he once said something about the country’s founding in 1864, but Canada became a country in 1867. Every Canadian knows that. Right? Well, apparently not. By the same token U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t exactly up on American history. His interview the other day with The Washington… Read More

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