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Arms & Armor Expert, Historian, And Author Michael Zomber

Zomber’s expertise has been utilized by the History Channel on multiple occasions as a guest historian on the long-running television show “Tales of the Gun” during which he presented information regarding weapons used by famous persons throughout history. In addition to his work on “Tales of the Gun” Zomber wrote and produced a documentary film “Soul of the Samurai” which focuses on the history and traditions of the ancient Samurai and their warrior’s code of Bushido.

Although his website bio shows Michael Zomber’s fascinating historical visits on the history of weapons and armor delight firearm enthusiasts and war history buffs alike, Zomber has reached out to wider audiences by writing several historical fiction novels. Zomber’s first novel “Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan” showcases Zomber’s expertise of Asian history in what is regarded as an excellently researched historical fiction. Zomber’s other fictional works include “Park Avenue” set during World War II, “Sweet Betsy That’s Me” which takes place during the American Civil War, and a second Civil War-era novel “A Son of Kentucky”.

Recently Michael Zomber also wrote a non-fiction book entitled “Jesus and the Samurai” about the influence of Christianity in Japan’s history.  His entire collection can be found on Amazon.

Michael Zomber’s lifelong research into war and destruction has also helped him to cultivate an appreciation for peace. Zomber actively supports organizations which help to end strife and suffering. Particularly Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and Amnesty International.