About dovsilverman

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.

The Shishi now available in eBook form

The theme of the series (five books published in Great Britain, in German, Polish and Hebrew) is expressed by Rudyard Kipling:
” . . . . but there is neither east nor west, border, nor breed, nor birth,
When two strong men stand face to face,
Tho they come from the ends of the earth.”
John Mung, a Japanese fisher boy, is rescued and adopted by American ship Captain Whittefield. With a Harvard education, Mung returns to 19th century Japan and becomes the bridge for western knowledge into that isolated island kingdom. John Whittefield, Mung’s adopted brother, becomes Commodore Perry’s liaison between the Japanese Emperor and the United States State Dept. John later becomes Secretary of the Navy.

The First Two Books of the John Mung Saga are Finally Out There…

… for your consumption. Their covers have been refurbished back into bright colors, and the story is the same sweeping tale thousands have come to know and love. Learn the story of John Mung, the fisherboy who became the bridge between Japan and the Western World.


The Fall of the Shogun


The Black Dragon

Available through Smashwords and wherever books are sold!