A Quick Look At Michael Zomber’s Work

// Published May 5, 2016 by User1

Born in 1949 in Washington, D.C., Michael Zomber has worked hard to build a career as an expert on antique arms and armor. In fact, he has been collecting them for over forty years, building an impressive collection that anyone with an interest in history would love to take a look at. But he is more than just a simple collector. He is also a historian and storyteller, always eager to share his passion with the rest of the world. He has appeared on TV numerous times, which includes being invited as a guest historian on the History Channel’s Tales of the Gun series. Many seek out his expertise on Japanese swords, as he is recognized as being one of the top authorities on them in the world.

Zomber’s work has helped people learn more about history and the weapons used throughout various periods in time. But he doesn’t limit himself to just teaching facts. He took advantage of his passion for antique arms and armor to create numerous historical novels and screenplays. These include the novels that he is most famous for, Shogun Iemitsu and Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. Together with his wife, Andrea, he has also produced a documentary film called Soul of the Samurai.

His research into the history of armed conflict throughout the globe has made him realize the large amount of human suffering that it can cause. For this reason, Facebook shows Michael Zomber regularly supports various non-profit organizations that promote a more peaceful world and help alleviate suffering caused by war, like Global Exchange, UNICEF, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders.