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Bob is known for his love of books and is an avid reader who enjoys sharing literature of all kinds with friends, family, and clients. Below you'll find some of his recommendations.  Whether you're looking for informative non-fiction or easy reads; we hope you'll find something that peaks your interest. Be sure to join our mailing list to stay up to date with Bob's selections.

The views expressed in the recommended publications are not necessarily the opinion of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA) and should not be construed directly or indirectly, as an offer to buy or sell any securities mentioned herein. We make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided in these publications. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect, information and programs made available in reading this literature. When you consider reading any of these recommended publications, you assume total responsibility and risk. These professionals are not affiliated nor endorsed by RAA. The information that may be provided is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax, legal, or estate planning advice.


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Summer Reading - The Heat Islands

Randy Wayne White’s ”The Heat Islands”. Our hero here is Doc Ford, a marine biologist who may or may not be a government operative. His companion provides the comic relief, and the action usually takes place in and around the Sanibel area. Lots of thrills, and very likable characters. The author’s Doc Ford restaurant further north in Ft. Meyers is pretty good too.

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Dreams of El Dorado - H.W. Brands

For an interesting look at American history in the West, try “Dreams of El Dorado”, the story of how fur trappers, gold miners, homesteaders and folks of all types striving to make their fortunes went to Western American in the 1800’s and how they found their fortunes or their ends, by H. W. Brands.

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The Black Echo - Michael Connelly

The series is one of the few that hasn’t deteriorated with age (as most do, and I am looking at you, Jack Reacher), and is a great escapist read in these depressing times. The author writes at length about police procedure, and the characters are vivid and hold up well. Give it a try to forget about the daily news.

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Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 - Max Hastings

If you think 2020 is a tough year, the years of the Vietnam War weren’t all unicorns and sunshine either. As the expression goes: “those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it:, Vietnam as an era of American unrest is in some ways similar to that we are experiencing today. - Robert A. Karn

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