Michael Zomber’s passion for firearms began in his early childhood. As a nine-year old Boy Scout in Pennsylvania, he noticed an 1873 Springfield rifle displayed inside a small general store. That spontaneous experience marked the beginning of a life-long dedication towards the study of U.S. history, weapons and armor. Fast forward a few decades later and Zomber has become an international guru on firearms and armor.
The History Channel invited Zomber to participate in several shows about weapons. Surely, he couldn’t decline such a great opportunity to share his knowledge about guns, pistols and other light firearms that have changed the course of human history. Zomber appeared in the channel’s Guns of the Famous and Million Dollar Guns. These two shows specifically focused on premium firearms that have been used by prominent people throughout history. In Automatic Pistols and Dueling Pistols, Zomber discussed the evolution of technology in firearms. Additionally, he was also featured in the Guns of the Orient. In fact, Zomber’s specialty is in studying weapons of the Far East. He is particularly interested in the traditional arsenal that has been used by Japanese Samurai warriors.
Michael Zomber is also a renowned author with several works to his credit. Multiple degrees in English literature have helped him jump start a career as a professional writer. Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and A Son of Kentucky are publications that highlight Zomber’s fascination with the American Midwest particularly during the 19th century. Both of these titles give readers a precise account of U.S. history before, during and after the Civil War. In Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai and Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan, Zomber provides great insight on oriental culture. Both of these books reflect his passion for Japanese Samurai culture.
Park Avenue is another notable book that Zomber authored. The story line of this book focuses on an art masterpiece that survived World War II and ended up in New York. This publication allowed Zomber to share his deep knowledge of modern weapons and contemporary global history.