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Bob Mayer

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I'm a West Point graduate, former Green Beret and a New York Times Bestselling Author. I've sold over five million books.

I read whatever my wife tells me to read-- she's a voracious reader and has wide-ranging tastes as my reviews show (she also always has the TV remote and she's always right about what to watch). I read a lot of nonfiction, mostly for research. Some of my favorite books are Lonesome Dove, Mystic River, LOTR, and an array of science fiction classics including the Foundation series. Our house is covered with books, although I finally broke down and started reading eBooks, strangely enough on my iPhone. Since I carry it pretty much everywhere, it means I always have an entire library of books with me.

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Bob Mayer I write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I…moreI write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I like exploring possibilities, especially that of the human mind.

For my wife and I, our hobby is story and characters. We study it all the time. (less)
Bob Mayer I was on it many years ago and would gladly go on again if invited.
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As with all Conroy books there are many plot lines in the story. So many, that when they made the movie, they left out the main one! Nevertheless, a writer like Conroy can handle that many stories with his superb prose.
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Classic science fiction. Where the science actually makes sense and you're not required to suspend disbelief. This is from the golden age of science fiction.

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I was thinking about what military fiction would be appropriate on Memorial Day and this title came to mind. It's a classic, with fictional characters arcing through history, from World War I up until our entry into Vietnam. Sam Damon, the protagonis ...more
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A classic tale. I always preferred the gunman on the book cover over the buckskins in the movie. Doesn't seem like a gun slinger would be wearing buckskins, but maybe that's just me.

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My latest work is now out and seems to be well received. Currently working on Area 51: Invasion to follow it on 14 July. Nothing but good times ahead.
It's the 10th book in the Area 51 series:

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A very well written biography of an enigmatic figure. His orbit touched many others in the art in his time. His life was sad but also intriguing.
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Louise Hart Hi Bob and thanks!


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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Dean Blake Hey Bob, thanks for the GR friendship. Pleasure meeting a fellow author here.


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