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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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Here's an excerpt from the 1st review of 
my novel,
An Honorable War
 by George D. Jepson, Editor
Quarterdeck Journal
"... Macomber's delicious storytelling - a combination of riddles, action on the sea and ashore, well drawn characters, and exotic locations - is a praiseworthy entry in the naval fiction genre. His rip roaring narrative is engaging, while chronicling a consequential period in American history."
#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
Onward & Upward Hat $15 each
NEW decal ~ Onward & Upward!
[4" x 6" sticky back oval]
Onward & Upward Decal $2 each
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the first eleven of the novels by Robert N. Macomber [side view]
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For YOUR
Entertainment!
 
INAUGURAL CUBA READER RENDEZVOUS [JUNE 2016]
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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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SOON!
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from
ROBERT N. MACOMBER
* STOP EVERYTHING *
TIME FOR A PARTY!!
in honor of An Honorable War
Saturday, April 1st [12-5pm]
~ arrive by boat or goat or by car ~
~ near or far come as you are ~
just arrive to celebrate & have fun
** The Yard Dogs Reunion & The Cuban Duo **
for your listening pleasure & motivation to dance
Where : Woody's Waterside Pub on Pine Island
tel # 239-283-5555
Charity-Homes For Our Troops
Partial proceeds of the sales at this event supports
Home For Our Troops
www.hfotusa.org
~ Eat, drink, and always bring your sense of humor! ~
Live entertainment at Macomber's annual Pine Island Reader Rendezvous at Woody's Waterside Pub in St. James City, FL on Pine Island
The Cuban Duo [top], RNM conch sounding [center] &The Yard Dogs making noise!!
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 YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS NOVEL!
#13 novel, An Honorable War
Click on my YouTube video
to learn more about it:
You can order your copies through my website's Ship's Store or at my events
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PUBLIC BOOK TOUR EVENTS
with more details at
~ MARCH 2017 ~
Shell Point Community
SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING
  Four Part Lecture Series on
"The Spanish-American War" in Cuba
PUBLIC IS WELCOME / RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands
Tuesday, 03/14/17 [10am presentation] ~ topic:
"Cuba's 30-Year Struggle For Independence From Spain"
Thursday, 03/16/17 [10am presentation] ~ topic:
"The American Invasion Of Cuba"
Tuesday, 03/21/17 [10am presentation] ~ topic:
"A Test Of Strength-The Land Battle For Santiago"
Thursday, 03/23/17 [10am presentation] ~ topic:
"A Matter Of Honor-The Naval Battle Of Santiago"
Tel # 239-489-8472 for reservations & directions
Cost: $10 per person per session
14441 Woodsong Lane  Fort Myers, FL  33908
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Caloosa Dive Club of SW FL
Caloosa Dive Club Meeting
Thursday, 03/16/17 @ 7pm
Topic: "Florida & The Spanish-American War"
[book signing to follow talk]
OPEN TO INTERESTED DIVERS
held at Tony Rotino Center / Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy.  Cape Coral, FL 33904
for details call Mark Tuscan ~ tel # 239-565-9498
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WGCU-FM radio interview on show GulfCoast Live! from Ft. Myers, FL
Monday, 3/20/17 from 1:30pm-2pm
Join the conversation with me
on WGCU's GulfCoast Live!
Host, Julie Glenn
TUNE IN: 90.1 FM [91.7 FM Marco Island]
We'll be speaking about, my newest novel,
An Honorable War, Cuba, and my upcoming
14th Annual Pine Island Reader Rendezvous,
so please call in your questions
and your most polished Wakian accolades!

Call: 1-877-GCU-TALK  [1-877-428-8255]

Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

Facebook: WGCU Public Media

Twitter: twitter.com/wgcu - #GCL

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Marco Island Rose History Auditorium
Tuesday, 03/28/17 [7pm]
"Yachts That Went To War" Presentation
Tel # 239-389-6447 for more info
Free for Members / $10 for non-members
180 S. Heathwood Dr.  Marco Island, FL  34145
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Macomber Tours on Island Girl Charters at Pineland Marina on Pine Island, FL
History & Heritage On The Water
Island Girl Charters @ Pineland Marina
Thursday, 03/30/17 [9am-12noon]
"The President And The Devilfish"
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Theodore Roosevelt's visit to SW FL
Tickets: $100 per person
[includes 3 hour trip, lunch, soft drinks, water & parking]
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED 
Tel # 239-633-8142
13921 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL  33922
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~ APRIL 2017 ~
Macomber's annual Pine Island Reader Rendezvous at Woody's Waterside Pub in St. James City, FL on Pine Island
APRIL FOOL'S DAY
COME BY LAND OR COME BY SEA
14th ANNUAL PINE ISLAND READER RENDEZVOUS
Saturday, April 1, 2017 [12-5pm]
A TRADITION YOU'LL LOVE!
3051 Stringfellow Rd. St. James City on Monroe Canal
Tel # 239-283-5555 [Pine Island]
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History & Heritage On The Water
Island Girl Charters @ Pineland Marina
Thursday, 04/06/17 [9am-12noon]
"Cuba & SW FL: 500 Years of Sailors, Smugglers, and Spies" featuring the bond we share with Cuba, the intriguing characters who came here, and how they have influenced our culture to this day.
Tickets: $100 per person
[includes 3 hour trip, lunch, soft drinks, water & parking]
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED 
Tel # 239-633-8142
13921 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL  33922
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Lee County Library talk & book signing event by Robert N. Macomber
The Friends of Lakes Regional Public Library
Friday, 04/14/17 [1pm]
Topic: " The Insider's Story: An Honorable War"
Tel # 239-533-4000 for more info
15290 Bass Rd.  Ft. Myers, FL  33919
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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 TRAVELING IN PETER'S WAKE 
 HAITI
If you want a taste of the exotic, without traveling far from the U.S., Haiti is a beautiful country. In my 9th novel  Honor Bound, Peter Wake is there in 1888 in Cap Haitian, on the northern coast. You can actually stay in the mansion where Wake had his encounter with the governor. It is the 200-year old colonial governor's home, now the Hotel Roi Christophe. When you feel adventurous, follow in Peter's wake to the fabled land of Haiti [ www.HotelRoiChristophe.com].
Plan a visit to the ruins of Sans Souci Palace, home of that country's first ruler, King Henri Christophe [ https://Wikipedia.org/Sans-SouciPalace].
For an added extra, travel to one of the largest fortresses in the Western Hemisphere, the magnificent Citadelle. You'll wonder how they ever built it. The views from the top are stunning. Check it out:   https://Wikipedia.org/Citadelle.
WAKIAN SIGHTING
  Inaugural Havana Reader Rendezvous June 2016 with Barbara Stepien & Hemingway @ Floridita's Bar
Inaugural Havana Reader Rendezvous Wakian, Barbara Stepien, posed at Floridita Bar with the infamous Ernest Hemingway statue in Cuba. Her effervescent smile reflects the fun had by all!

Have a photo of a Wakian wearing our hat or using our koozie? Send it by email, and, as space permits, we'll post it in an upcoming newsletter. 
 TRAVEL TO HAVANA WITH ME
You'll get to live history in historic Havana, Cuba and see the places from my books.
I'm happy to announce the dates for our
next Reader Rendezvous there in 2017.
We'll fly out from Florida on Saturday,
December 2nd and will return on
Wed., December 6th. More details
to follow. For now, be sure to save the dates!
Having just returned from the eastern side
of Cuba, leading a fascinating group of travelers on the first Spanish-Cuban-American War Expedition, I'm ready to go back. Won't you join me?

Onward & Upward, my friends ...
Bob
Robert N. Macomber
The Boat House
St. James, Pine Island, Florida