About Dov Silverman:
Dov Silverman is the author of the FALL OF THE SHOGUN five-book historical series that appeared on the London Times Best-Seller List and was also published in German, Polish and Hebrew. He won a 1988 Suntory Mystery Fiction Award in Japan for REVENGE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERDS; Published in Japanese was Writer-in-Residence at Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 1995 ; was a teacher at Writer’s Digest Magazine Correspondence School, 1994-1997. THE KABBALIST (MYSTICISM) in English2007, Romainian 2009, Spanish 2012.
Dov (Robert) Silverman is the ninth generation on his mother’s side born in Brooklyn, New York. After 3 years as a US Marine in the Korean War, he worked as a Long Island Railroad conductor, an auctioneer, and he established Autar Microfilm Service. While working nights on the Railroad and studying full-time days, he earned his high school diploma and went on to graduate from Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, cum laude, at the age of 39.
Dov credits a spiritual meeting with God and a Tzaddik (righteous man), Jules Rubinstein, in the Brentwood (New York) Jewish Center, with setting him on the path of study, religious involvement and settlement in Israel.
The family, including children Barbara (now the mother of Anav, former officer in the Israel Defense Forces, now finishing her M.A. in psychology at Bar Ilan. Loriel is 17 and finishing high school next year. Jeff Silverman, Dov and Janet’s son died of leukemia in 1979 at the age of 18. The family settled in Safed in 1972.
In Safed, Dov taught English as a Second Language, was a high school principal, lecturer on teaching methods, a supervisor of English teachers, and taught Creative Writing at Universities in Israel and the United States. He served 4 years as a Safed City Councilman. His wife, Janet, was his editor and helpmate throughout their 50 years together. Janet passed three years ago.
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Tales of the Great Karoo
Two delightfully illustrated tales told to HugglySnugglyPoo by his mother at bedtime - why the dinosaurs are gone from the Great Karoo. And of a brave Roy Jumparoo, saved by his canoe.
Living at Twice the Speed of Sound
If you read the Best Seller, "Start-Up Nation" by Dan Senor and Saul Singer then you must read "Living at Twice the Speed of Sound" The Senor/Singer book reveals a broad picture of Israel's Economic Miracle. Eitan (Eddie) Shapiro gives you a sharply focused view of one who contributed to this miracle. He trains for war, visits the Lebanese battle field and storms the boardroom of one of the world'
God's Dancer: A Search for Identity
“Which tune do I dance to?” the little boy asked.
“We all dance to God’s music,” the nun replied.
God is Victor’s musician, choreographer and partner, leading him through four wars, an intense and complicated love affair, intellectual awakening, religious revitalization and paternal conflict. The last melody leaves Victor and God in hand to hand combat as partners on the Dance Floor of Life.
Frank Crowe, The Dam Builder Who Changed the Face of the Earth
It's an epic period of American history - the building of the Hoover Dam. See life through the eyes of folks from all walks of life who built the Dam; travel 21 miles on Death's Highway, to Sin City, Las Vegas where legal gambling, whorehouses and cold beer await. ..
Building the Hoover Dam led America and the world out of the Great Depression.
Night Train to RonKonKoma
A collection of short stories by Dov Silverman, award winning history fiction author - touching on moments in history, things we should not forget, and how the heart never forgets.
Tennessee Mountain Music
A Man’s Reputation
Elvis Helps Me Courting
Amphitrite (Women’s Prison ship)
Recall the Flagman
The Retarded Mother
Presidential Sicilian Connection
The Laughing Moon
Jewish Short Stories
A collection of short stories dealing with daily Hebrew life, history and culture. Funny, thought-provoking, and even a little sad these stories will make you smile and open your heart.
The Prophet and the Priest
It's 1915. The Prophet and the Priest live in the isolated Italian village of San Marco. They clash on matters of faith. The two dedicated men of honor, integrity and morality combine forces to prevail over Mussolini's Black Shirts, the Nazis and Catholic Church.
A Japanese-American artist is found dead. It is up to the Black Dragon, at the request of the US President and the Emperor of Japan, to solve this murder. Another masterpiece written by Dov Silverman, winner of the Suntory Mystery Fiction Award
The Poor Farm
An action-packed mystery, elderly love and ghost story.
A 1930's Poor Farm in Missouri is taken over by drug lords and jealously guarded by the ghosts of Blacks who were wards of the state during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Alice and Leroy buy the abandoned Poor Farm to plant Christmas trees. Tilling the soil together, they find bones of murdered Blacks...
Gold to India
When a Raj's son betrays his father for gold, his sister and a retired general must set things to right for the sake of a tsunami devastated Hindu community.
Top Shelf is a slice of life story. Through five derelicts on New York's waterfront,man's humanity to his fellow man are compared, contrasted and tested. The story focuses on a group of elderly street people.
To the Gates of Hell
The Darkest Hour... Japan is yet again on the brink of war. This time it will engulf the world from east to west, and Japan will become embroiled after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941.
Tairo is the fourth in the series of Best Selling historical novels. It involves love, intrigue,war and Japanese military expansion.The Emperor turns to John Mung and the Black Dragon Society to thwart the Japan's militarists from pursuing war with China,Korea and Russia.
Mung und John Whittefield stehen die Golden Lizard Anführer der tätowierten Männer zu befreien Japan aller foreigners.While versucht, neue Methoden der Landwirtschaft, Bildung und Handel in Japan einzuführen gewidmet sind, wehrt Mung aus dem russischen Versuch, über nördlichsten Inseln Japans nehmen . Seine Frau Saiyo stirbt bei einem earthquake.Her Schwester, Krankenschwestern Mung für Gesundheit
Mung and John Whittefield face the Golden Lizard leader of the tattooed men who are dedicated to ridding Japan of all foreigners.While attempting to introduce new methods of agriculture, education and trade into Japan, Mung fends off the Russian attempt to take over Japan's northernmost islands.His wife Saiyo dies in an earthquake.Her sister,nurses Mung to health and leadership of Japan.
The Black Dragon
Mung courts the wonderfully erotic Saiyo. The French, Germans and British annihilate the Japanese navy to force opium into Tokyo. Mung founds Japan's whaling industry, builds it's merchant marine fleet and modern navy. He becomes the eyes and ears of the Emperor, code-named THE BLACK DRAGON. He solidifies Japan's political and military factions This is a powerful saga of honor and intrigue,
The Fall of the Shogun
London Times bestseller list: Out of the mysterious world of isolated, 19th century Japan comes a young boy who will change the course of history. John Mung leads his adopted brother, John Whittefield, into this exotic society and together they are instrumental in causing THE FALL OF THE SHOGUN, which returns the Meiji Emperor to power. A sweeping novel in the James Michener/Clavell genre.
Legends of Safed
legends and stories of safed originate in the two worlds of mysticism and reality.ancient mysticism remains an integral part of the character of this modern hilltop town. safed is the center of world jewish mysticism.this picturesque town described in words is also depicted in art of the famous artists of safed. legends of safed was a best seller in Israel. I taught and lived there for 20 years.
The 5th Marines
Set in the midst of The Korean War, Colonel "Tough" Tony Shultz and the 5th Marines faces Chinese General Sung Shi Lee and the Chiang-si Province Boys. Political wrangling and corruption on both sides are the backdrop to the moral battlefield of Panmunjom and the land called "No Man's Land" in Chang Dang Valley.
The Central Avenue Boys and the Palmetto Street Tigers
It's 1947. The Brooklyn neighborhoods are still in the Depression. August comes and Christmas must follow.
For some members of two gangs, the Central Avenue Boys and the Palmetto Street Tigers, this Christmas holds chilling surprises and changes they will never forget.
Revenge of the Good Shepherds
Received the 6th Annual International Suntory Mystery Fiction Award. An international organization dedicated to righting injustice outside the law. The Good Shepherds 94,000 words tells of torture in a Vietnamese prison, an international drug conglomerate run by two sadistic ex-CIA operatives, a bank-boat robbery on Long Island, a filmed sexual orgy used for blackmailing International participants
This novel deals with good and evil, reward and punishment life after death. The Kabbalist is a Rabbi whose son and his sons fiancee have died and now the Rabbi's faith is challenged. This is is a heart felt story. The story deals with Satan and the battle for the future of mankind.
Dov Silverman conveys concepts, hopes, dreams and philosophical ideas. It is fast paced and difficult to put down
Amphitrite 12,000 WORDS (1833 AD) Is (FACTION)FICTION BASED ON FACTS from the published accounts of Pierre Henin, François Herut and English and French newspaper articles in August 1833. The results of the loss of this woman’s Prison Ship changed the penal laws of England, Australia and Ireland. This tragedy has a surprise ending.
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