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Click on this link for the full review of
An Honorable War

 http://FloridaWeekly.com/news
by Phil Jason, Ph.D.,

United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English
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#13 novel, An Honorable War
Another review, this from best-selling author, James O. Born:
"An Honorable War takes the reader on a journey of passion and drama that history often overlooks. With the Spanish-American war as a backdrop, Robert Macomber weaves a great story of not only honor,
but action and love."

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the first eleven of the novels by Robert N. Macomber [side view]
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About An Honorable War
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Click to watch highlights from our inaugural
Havana Reader Rendezvous
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THE ASSASSIN'S HONOR
The Assassin's Honor book cover, 12th novel in the Honor Series
interview on "Between The Covers"
Macomber guest on WXEL TV PBS for the Palm Beaches
Click photo above for  interview on WXEL-TV PBS for the Palm Beaches
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REVIEW OF
HONORS RENDERED
Honors Rendered book cover, the 11th novel in the Honor Series
by Linda Fasulo
WGCU-FM radio interview on show GulfCoast Live! from Ft. Myers, FL
Click WGCU logo above to hear the radio review
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HONOR BOUND
Honor Bound Book Cover
In the YouTube below,
hear a reading & see the
Peter Wake sculpture 
YouTube Video on Macomber's  novel, Honor Bound with unveiling of the Peter Wake sculpture by artist Scott Dozier
View our videos on YouTube
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THE DARKEST SHADE
OF HONOR
The Darkest Shade of Honor book cover
Macomber's YouTube Video on his novel, The Darkest Shade of Honor
View our videos on YouTube
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THE HONORED DEAD
The Honored Dead book cover
Macomber's YouTube Video on his novel, The Honored Dead
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The BEST Holiday Gift or
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~ CUBA IS AMAZING ~
*  The Next Destination: Santiago de Cuba 2018 *
Monday, March 5th - Friday, March 9th
[My trips do comply completely with the new federal rules.]
  You will see the sights of The Spanish-American War in Cuba,
where legends were made and Theodore Roosevelt became famous.
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    $3995 per person double occupancy, $4495 single occupancy
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    Round trip air travel from Miami to Santiago de Cuba, visa, lodging, all planned meals, admission to planned sites, local transportation while inside Cuba for planned activities & exit tax.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    All participants MUST be able to walk several city blocks, go up and down stairs, handle uneven surfaces like cobblestone streets and dirt paths, plus go up & down hillsides
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE:
    Saturday, December 30, 2017 ~ REGISTER TODAY!
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    Memories from our last trip to Eastern Cuba!
    Click on my YouTube video below:

PUBLIC BOOK & LECTURE EVENTS
with more details at
~ JANUARY 2018 ~
 
Museum of the Islands
Annual Meeting, Talk & Book Signing
Monday, 01/08/18 @7pm
Topic: "Yellow Jack - Florida's Curse & Asset In The Civil War"
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
held at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church
10360 Stringfellow Rd. St James City, FL 33956
Tel # 239-283-1525
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26th Annual Sarasota Civil War Symposium
26th Annual Sarasota Civil War Symposium welcomes author & historian Robert N. Macomber
Thursday, 01/18/18
1:15-2:15pm
Topic: "Florida's Naval Civil War"
@ the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach
[1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236] 
To register for tickets to the symposium, click below:
26th Annual Sarasota Civil War Symposium welcomes author & historian Robert N. Macomber 
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~ FEBRUARY 2018 ~
ALL PRIVATE EVENTS AT THIS TIME
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~ MARCH 2018 ~
MEET THE AUTHOR LUNCHEON
Tuesday, 03/20/18 @ 12 noon
"Experiencing Cuba"
[book signing to follow talk]
held at Elks Lodge / Pine Island
  [5630 Pine Island Rd., Bokeelia 33922]
for questions, call Jane Kusche tel # 920-370-2313
or email jwk615@icloud.com
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Shell Point Community  
SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING
  Two Part Lecture Series on  Theodore Roosevelt
PUBLIC IS WELCOME / RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Thursday, 03/22/18 @ 10am
Topic: 
"The Climb"
Friday, 03/23/18 @ 10am
Topic: "The Summit"
Tel # 239-489-8472 for reservations & directions
Cost: $10 per person per session
Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands
14441 Woodsong Lane  Fort Myers, FL  33908
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~ APRIL 2018 ~
Macomber Tours on sailing ketch, Alondra, docked at Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island, FL
COME SAIL WITH ME ON ALONDRA
If all trips are sold out by the time you get this,
then get your name on the waitlist 
in case someone cancels last minute
or for the Autumn 2018 voyages.
Friday, April 6th [1pm-5pm] 
Saturday, April 7th [1pm-5pm]
~ SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 12th [1pm-5pm]
~ SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 15th [1pm - 5pm] 
~ SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 26th [1pm-5pm]   ~ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 28th [1pm-5pm]
Sunday, April 29th [1pm-5pm] 
Theme: "Tales From Around The World"
Find  Alondra  at the Tarpon Lodge docks
13771 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL 33922
Tel # 239-233-3003 for details
$99 per person
(Six passengers maximum)
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TRAVELING IN PETER'S WAKE
PORTOFINO, ITALY
     When in northwestern Italy, visit the fortified villa at Portofino where I spent time in 2005 researching and writing my 5th novel, An Affair of Honor. I really hope you do!
     Castello Brown was built in the 1500s, and for hundreds of years it was used as a fortress. Montague Yeats-Brown, a British diplomat, bought it in 1867 and converted it into a magnificent villa. His family owned it until 1949.  Now, it's open to the public ( www.CastelloBrown.com ).
     This romantic spot is where a beautiful French woman enters Peter Wake's life and greatly complicates it. Who knows what will happen when you visit?
WAKIAN SIGHTING
  Doug Madigan in Cuba on our Havana Reader Rendezvous [Dec.2017]
Doug Madigan brought his Wakian hat to wear on our
2017 Havana Reader Rendezvous a few weeks ago.
Behind Doug is a statue of a 19th Century Cuban
scholar & philosopher, who was revered by  José Martí:
José de la Luz y Caballero [1800 - 1862].

Have a photo of a Wakian wearing our hat or t-shirt or
using our koozie? Send it by email, and, as space permits, we'll post it in an upcoming newsletter. 
 CLOSING THOUGHTS
Wow ~ 2017 has been incredibly busy for me. I've appeared at 72 events in 7 countries on 3 continents; which involved 17,300 air miles; 7,420 sea miles; and 6,655 road miles!

On a personal level, I've lost count of how many books I've signed (yes, I still get a thrill doing that), made some wonderful new friends, and renewed old acquaintances all around the globe, from China to Colombia.

I am proud to report we had a great success in taking readers to Santiago de Cuba to walk in Theodore Roosevelt's footsteps in the Spanish-Cuban-American War, which will be in my next novel,  Honoring the Enemy (out in 2019). And just a week ago, we had more fun than many ever thought possible at our 2017 Havana Reader Rendezvous [photo below]. What a memorable way to end the year!

Believe it or not, I'm ready to go back; but, for now, I plan to quietly celebrate Christmas by relaxing among the remote islands of this coast. In January, the adventures of 2018 begin, and they promise to be equally as vibrant for us. We look forward to sharing time with you in the near future!

In the meantime, I sincerely hope that each of you around the world has a peaceful, joyous, and meaningful season of Holy Days in your faith. I hope 2018 turns out to be your very best year yet.

Onward and upward, my dear friends, as we go bravely into 2018,
Bob
Robert N. Macomber
The Boat House
St. James, Pine Island, Florida
Cheers from Opera Restaurant in Havana, Cuba with Robert Macomber!
Cheers from our Havana Reader Rendezvous, enjoying Opera Restaurant in Cuba!