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January - March 2012     VOLUME 16 ISSUE 1
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Robert N. Macomber

In Their Own Words
Festival of Reading

Robert N. Macomber is an internationally recognized award-winning maritime writer, lecturer, television commentator, and defense consultant. Each year, Mr. Macomber travels approximately 15,000 sea miles around the globe giving maritime lectures and researching his novels, including an annual winter lecture tour in the Pacific and an autumn tour in Europe. He is well known for the detailed research and vivid descriptions in his work, even going to the point of making the voyages, visiting the lands, and meeting the cultures he writes about.

From his website
Peace, Shalom, Salaam, to everyone...

"Please allow me to wish each and every one of you a peaceful and meaningful season of Holy Days. As most of you know, I've been in many parts of the world, and the one thing the decent people everywhere have in common is the desire for a peaceful life. Few people in the world actually get to live that kind of life, and those of us that do should always be thankful. And let us always remember those many men and women who serve us out there in the more perilous parts of the world, in harm's way, to make sure we can live peacefully."

"Onward and upward, my friends, for us all..."

Mr. Macomber will be appearing at the 2012 Festival of Reading.  The complete schedule can be found at