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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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Hat showing Onward and Upward toward Distant Horizons, the author's motto
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NEW decal ~ Onward & Upward!
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the first eleven of the novels by Robert N. Macomber [side view]
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About An Honorable War
Click my YouTube below:
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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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ROBERT N. MACOMBER
CUBA IS WAITING FOR YOU
*  The Next Destination: Santiago de Cuba 2018 *
Monday, March 5th - Friday, March 9th
As we gear up for our exciting December 2017
HAVANA READER RENDEZVOUS,
we start planning for our expedition to eastern Cuba!
[My trips do comply completely with the new federal rules.]
  The Spanish-American War, which made America a global power,
will be unique indeed. You will walk where legends were made,
and in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt.
**MORE DETAILS UPON REQUEST**
FOR QUESTIONS OR TO SIGN UP,
EMAIL DR. JUSTIN WHITE:
  • TRIP COST:
    $3995 per person double occupancy, $4495 single occupancy
  • COST INCLUDES:
    Round trip air travel from MIA to SCU [Antonio Maceo Airport], 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, and handle uneven surfaces like cobblestone streets & dirt paths up & down hillsides
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE:
    Saturday, December 30, 2017
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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
~ OCTOBER 2017 ~
SEE THE C O LORS OF FALL IN TN 

City Winery Nashville
City Winery Nashville
YOU ARE INVITED
TO MY PRIVATE RECEPTION
~ rsvp required ~
Friday, 10/13/17 from 5-6pm
Complimentary appetizers & the City Winery's
House Red & House White
609 Lafayette Street /  Nashville, TN 
37203
Huge Thanks to Michael Dorf & his City Winery Team!
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SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN
Saturday, 10/14/17
4-5pm talk topic: "The Spanish-American War Begins"
@ the Nashville Public Library Conference Rm 3
5-5:30pm Book Signing hosted by  Parnassus Books
@ the Legislative Plaza outside front door of library
615 Church Street
The festival is free and open to the public.
No advance registration or tickets are required.
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The Friends of the Ft. Myers Library
COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
Thursday, 10/26/17 @ 5:30pm
bring your intellectual curiosity!
Topic: "Florida's Crucial Role In The Spanish-American War"
[book signing to follow talk]
held at Pinchers / The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W. First Street Ft. Myers, FL 33901
for questions, call Nancy Petralia / cell # 610-585-0519
to register, click on http://bit.ly/FML1026
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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 Spring 2018 voyages.
Saturday, October 21st [1pm-5pm]
Monday, October 23rd [1pm-5pm] 
~ SOLD OUT
Friday, October 27th [1pm-5pm]  
~ SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 28th [1pm-5pm]  
~ SOLD OUT
Monday, October 30th [1pm-5pm] ~ SOLD OUT
Theme: "Sharing Maritime Traditions"
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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~ DECEMBER 2017 ~
Bert's Pine Bay Gallery in Matlacha, Florida - book signing event + party
MY HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING PARTY
for your last minute shopping pleasure
Friday, 12/08/17 @ 5-7pm
... hear me sound the conch shell at sunset ...
4332 Pine Island Rd. {next to the Matlacha Bridge}
tel # 239-283-1335 to reserve signed copies
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Palm Beach County Civil War Roundtable event
Wednesday, 12/13/17 @ 6:30pm
Topic: "Blood Money: The Caribbean's Crucial Role In The Civil War"
Meetings held @ Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2000 North "D" Street /  Lake Worth, FL 33460
For membership info & directions contact:
Gerridine LaRovere, President ~ te l # 561-967-8911
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 TRAVELING IN PETER'S WAKE 
 TO KEY WEST, FL
Key West is the locale of many of my novels, a favorite port of call for Peter Wake, and a fascinating island-city for you to visit today. One of the places I recommend you check out
is the legendary San Carlos Institute
at 516 Duval Street (next to Margaritaville).
The Institute has been located in several structures since 1871, and this one was built in 1890 after the Great Fire of 1886 destroyed the previous structure a block away.
Read  The Darkest Shade of Honor
for the story of what happened to Wake during that catastrophe. This is also where Wake is surprised to meet his future son-in-law in 1892, in  The Assassin's Honor .
The present building was where José Martí gave his famous unification speech in 1892, when he ascended to the leadership of the Cuban independence movement. Martí loved this center of Cuban culture, visiting frequently during the 1890s. I am glad to report it has been renovated to its former grandeur and is the current home to several historical and art exhibitions. So the next time you're drinking your way along the tourist traps on Duval Street, stop in and see the San Carlos Institute,
a must-see part of Key West history,
with a classy Cuban flair!
WAKIAN SIGHTING
  Gene & Jo Weatherup on ship Shenandoah
Gene Weatherup, wearing his trusty Wakian t-shirt,
and his lovely wife Jo [left] are relaxing on their ship Shenandoah  at my annual Book Bash
at Woody's Waterside in St. James City, FL.
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
Sometimes, an act of compassion is done for strangers. Sometimes it's done for family. I experienced both recently. For so many, the last 6 weeks have been a nightmare of natural disasters. Thousands of strangers have helped with a donation, relief work, or a prayer. I did as well.

While all this was going on, I had my own disaster: during the hurricanes my Dad's aging process escalated. This week, he died. He was a larger-than-life kind of guy, highly respected for his professional accomplishments around the world. He spoke seven languages, was a friend of both working men and the elite; always a gentleman. He judged a person not by their color, religion, or politics, but by their character. Many immigrants became great Americans with his help. He lived a jam packed 97-year life, and I am honored to be his son.

Dad had a very special friend, my wife Nancy. He and she formed a strong bond long ago, and recently it became very important. She kept him calm and safe as we all hunkered down for days in misery with no power & no air conditioning before, during & after Hurricane Irma. She helped me hold him during his final days ruined with pain. He and she could communicate, even when he couldn't talk. Her compassion and strength was endless. Nancy was a blessing to my Dad, and is to me.

Onward and upward, for us all, toward those far distant horizons ...
Bob
Robert N. Macomber
The Boat House
St. James, Pine Island, Florida