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George Jonas

Born: 15-Jun-1935
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 10-Jan-2016
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Vengeance

[1] Four Jewish grandparents, and considered himself Jewish as an ethnicity more than religion. Jonas wrote: "I'm not an atheist for the same reason I'm not a theist. A believer, whatever his religion, must assume there is a God, while a denier must assume there isn't. I donít know enough to assume one way or the other... Not having enough faith to be either an atheist or a believer, I'm an agnostic." George Jonas, "George Jonas: Little Faith in God, Politics or Religions of Peace", National Post, 29 July 2015.

Father: Georg M. Hübsch (b. 1883, d. 1972)
Mother: Magda Hübsch Klug (b. 1905, d. 1997)
Wife: Sylvia Nemes (m. 1962, div. 1968, one son)
Son: Alexander (b. 1964)
Barbara Amiel (journalist, m. 1974, div. 1979)
Wife: Maya Cho (m. 1986, until his death)

    The Toronto Sun Columnist (1981-2001)
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Editor/Producer (1962-96)
    Order of Canada 2013
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

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Author of books:
The Absolute Smile (1967, poetry)
The Happy Hungry Man (1970, poetry)
Cities (1973, poetry)
By Persons Unknown: The Strange Death of Christine Demeter (1977, true crime)
The Scales of Justice: Seven Famous Criminal Cases Recreated (1983, law)
Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team (1984, history)
Crocodiles in the Bathtub and Other Perils (1987, columns)
Greenspan: The Case for the Defense (1988, memoir)
A Passion Observed: A True Story of a Motorcycle Racer (1989, biography)
Politically Incorrect: Notes on Liberty, Censorship, Social Engineering, Feminism, Apologists and Other Topics of Our Times (1991, columns)
The East Wind Blows West (1993, poetry)
Beethoven's Mask: Notes on My Life and Times (2005, memoir)
Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments (2007, religion)

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