Author Robert Kofman is Today’s Honoree

About the Book:

With a lifelong love of history, and a particular interest in the Civil War, Kofman chose to write a historical novel as a way to educate people in an engaging fashion about an epochal event in American history. Devoting countless hours of diligent and painstaking research, Kofman chose the fascinating historical figure General George Meade as the character for his novel who, despite defeating Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg, has been relegated to the margins of history.

Detailed in his recently released debut novel, General Meade: A Novel of the Civil War, Kofman dives into the great battles and the raging political issues of last three years of the Civil War including the crucial battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Written from Meade’s perspective, Kofman offers readers an intriguing historical fiction novel pulling from historical documents including written letters by Meade to the person he most trusted in life, his wife Margaret.

About Robert Kofman:

Born in Bellefonte, PA, Robert Kofman is a graduate of Penn State and Duke Law School. Kofman became a labor lawyer with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia before entering  private practice in Miami, FL as a management side labor and employment attorney. Before retiring he was routinely rated as outstanding in his legal specialty by many publications including The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA.

After retiring from the practice of law, Kofman desired to keep intellectually engaged by writing a historical novel as a way to help educate people in an engaging fashion about the Civil War. General Meade: A Novel of the Civil War is the result.

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