For more than 40 years, Michael Zomber has been engaged in the business of collecting armors and antique arms. Through the collection, care and sale of the antique arms, Michael is able to conserve and protect history. Michael has shared his insights and expertise with Americans through the Tales of the Gun series, which is a history channel production. These series include guns of the orient, automobile pistols, shotguns, dueling pistols, million dollar guns and guns of the famous.
Michael is recognized internationally as an authority on Japanese samurai swords. He is a natural storyteller. Over the years, Michael has written many screenplays and historical novels, which include Shogun lemitsu and Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A child of the Civil War. In addition, he has owns a non-fiction work known as Jesus and the Samurai. Currently, all of these novels are in print. Through Renascent Films LLC, which is their proprietary company, Michael and his wife have been able to produce a critically claimed documentary film known as Soul of the Samurai.
Michael understands the horrors and effects associated with armed conflict. To this end, he has shown his support for the NGO’s whose mission devolves around fostering peace. These NGO’s includes Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders, Global Exchange and UNICEF. Together with his wife, Michael has two children, Christopher and Gabriella. They reside in a city outside Philadelphia. Michael was born in Washington DC. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois and UCLA. In his undergraduate studies, Michael graduated with honors in English literature and psychology. For his masters, Michael pursued English literature.
Michael seeks to work with individuals having a similar passion of safeguarding the past. At one point, Michael owned weapons belonging to important figures such as Simone Bolivar and George Washington. In his book, Shogun lemitsu, which was published by iUniverse, Michael highlights a day in the lives of Hideo and Kobiyashi. These two young individuals are samurais. In the book, Kyushu province is discontented with Tokugawa Shogunate.
The book chronicles the torrid summer heat that has driven the inhabitants half mad. This includes the Samurai. Kobiyashi and Hideo are working for Lord Arima. Lord Arima is hatching a plot to rebel against Tokugawa Shogunate. After hours of walking, the two young samurai, Kobiyashi and Hideo, are entangled in a whirlwind of murder, treason, conspiracy and love. However, the Samurais are able to preserve their honor based on the true adherence to Bushido, which is Samurai’s way of life. Read more about Michael on About.me.