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(1) Gadaleta's Affair, Adalia 1859, or, Correspondence regarding complaints against Her Britannic Majesty's vice-consul in that port, Edited by Nassif Mallouf, Additional Editing by Charles Malouf Samaha (Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2002), ISBN 9754282285.

(2) A History of the Malouf People of the Min'em Malouf Sub-Branch, Including a History of Zabbougha, Lebanon, the Birth Place of the Min'em Malouf Progeny, Charles Malouf Samaha (St. Petersburg: Charles Malouf Samaha, 2003), Library of Congress Call Number: CS1549 .M352 2003.

(3) Sketch of the Abi-George Saliba Sub-Branch of Bteghrine, Charles Malouf Samaha (St. Petersburg: Charles Malouf Samaha, 2005), Library of Congress Control Number 2006272231.

(4) A History of the Malouf People of the Min'em Malouf Sub-Branch, Including a History of Zabbougha, Lebanon, the Birth Place of the Min'em Malouf Progeny, Second Edition, Charles Malouf Samaha (St. Petersburg: Charles Malouf Samaha, 2005), Library of Congress Call Number: CS1549 .M352 2005.

(5) Sketch of the Khattar-Nasif Samaha Sub-Branch of Khenchara, Charles Malouf Samaha (St. Petersburg: Charles Malouf Samaha, 2009).

(6) Nassif Mallouf (1823-1865) Dragoman and Orientalist, Charles Malouf Samaha (Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2010), ISBN 9789754283976.

(7) Faris Saleem Malouf (1892-1958) – A Voice in the Dark: One Man’s Arab American Activism, Charles Malouf Samaha (St. Petersburg: Charles Malouf Samaha, 2019).


Book Review, “Gerald Fitzmaurice (1865-1939), Chief Dragoman of the British Embassy in Turkey, by G.R. Berridge”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 19, Part 2, April 2009, pp. 237-8, (Cambridge University Press).

Note, “Richard Burton and Nassif Mallouf”, Notes and Queries, Volume 57, Number 2, June 2010 (Oxford University Press).

Book Review, “British Diplomacy in Turkey, 1583 to the Present, a Study in the Evolution of the Resident Embassy, by G.R. Berridge”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 21, Part 2, April 2011, pp. 217-8, (Cambridge University Press).

“The Untold History of the Gibran Museum’s Origins: When the Italian Monks Sold the Monastery of Mar Sarkis,” co-written with Francesco Medici, January 2019. Published at

“Khalil Gibran and Faris Malouf – The Story of an Unsuccessful Venture (1924-25),” May 16, 2020. Published at

The following articles were published in the Paraclete, publication of the St. Petersburg Bar:

William C. Cramer-A Lawyer Who Continues To Make A Difference, September 1998
Jospeh W. Bradham, Jr.-One Of St. Pete’s Finest, November 1998
James Pepper Bennett-A Well-Rounded Professional, January 1999
Richard T. Earle, Jr.-Still Having Fun, February 1999
Edward A. Turville-A Champ In & On The Court, March 1999
Harold J. Soehl-The Poet Lawyer, April 1999
Howard E. Warns-Still Flying High, May 1999
Gerard J. O’Brien-The Consummate Judge, June 1999
Leonard Lubin-Loving The Law, September 1999
Robert Fisher-A Multi-Faceted Attorney, October 1999
Adrian Bacon-From Humble Beginnings Doth Rise A Lawyer, December 1999
Judge Paul H. Roney-Member Profile, February 2000
James R. Lyle, Sr.-A Solid Professional, March 2000
William F. Davenport, Jr.-Hometown Son Excels, May 2000
Sydney M. Goetz, Jr.-The Active Retiree, June 2000
Judge Robert J. Shingler-There Is Life After The Law, July/August 2000
Judge William H. Seaver-No Rest For This Senior Judge, October 2000
Sam H. Mann, Jr.-A Committed Member Of The Community, January 2001
Jack Carey-Following The Family Calling, February 2001
Reminiscing with Judge David Seth Walker, March 2001
Harlan Ellison Fights For Creators’ Rights, April 2001
Robert “Bob” P. Byelick-Executive Committee Profile, June 2001
Judge Owen S. Allbritton-A Successful Local Son, October 2001
Harlan Ellison Continues Fight Against Net Piracy, March 2002
Editor’s Note, April 2002
Family Sponsored Immigration, July/August 2002
My One & Only Editor’s Message, June 2003
Billy L. Rowe-50 Year Profile, September 2003
Anthony S. Battaglia-50 Year Profile, December 2003/January 2004
Profile of William H. Walker, June 2004
Honoring Our 50 Year Members, October 2004
Richard Eagle-60 Years of Service, June 2007
Robert “Bob” H. Willis celebrates his 56th anniversary of practicing law this September, July/August 2007
Louie N. Adcock-50 Year Member Profile, December 2007/January 2008
Guy Perenich-For the Little People, April 2008
Rolfe Duggar-A Rich Heritage, June 2008
Murray Silverstein-Shaping Our Future, July/August 2008
James Kennedy, Jr.-Our Ambassador on City Council, September 2008
George F. Wilsey-Going Powerfully After 50 Years, November 2008
An Act of Altruism Exceeding All Expectations or What Thomas Ramsberger Did on His Summer Vacation, November 2008
Robert E. Jagger-Hail to the Chief!, May 2009
William Reischmann-Still in the Trenches, June 2009
Philip S. Ware-50 Year Member Profile, October 2009
Bruce Marger-A Lawyer Who Made A Difference, December 2009/January 2010
John Dew-A Hometown Original, April 2010
The Pinellas County Juvenile Arbitration Program, May 2010
Alfred E. Underberg: A Predilection for Wanderlust, September 2010
William C. Kaleel, Jr.: Litigator Extraordinaire, October 2010
The Honorable Irene Sullivan: A Career on a Whim, October 2010
The Honorable Keith Meyer: A Pinellas Native Serves Proudly, March 2011
John L. Green, Jr.: No Slowing Down for this Legal Veteran, July/August 2011
Seymour Gordon: The Well Balanced Attorney, November 2011
Allen P. Allweiss: The Razor Never Dulls, February 2012
John E. M. Ellis – We Salute This Veteran, November 2012
Wills for the Greatest Generation, June 2013
Seymour Gordon – What Makes A Hero Among Us, December 2013/January 2014
Robert "Bob" F. Michael, Jr. - No Time For Retirement, January/February 2016
Joseph "Joe" H. Lang - Law as a Family Affair, May/June 2016
Howard P. Ross – The Consummate Professional, September/October 2016
David Seth Walker – Longtime Jurist Returns to Private Life, November/December 2016
William F. Blews – A Leader Rediscovers Himself, January/February 2017
The Amazing Mr. Stickle – a Liberty Bell Award Recipient, March/April 2017
David L. Foster – Mirabile Dictu, A Précis of a Storied Career, July/August 2017
The Supreme Court of Florida-A Journey Toward Justice, 1972-1987, Book Recommendation, November/December 2017
Evelyn Flathmann Kuttler – A Trailblazer, November/December 2017
Barry M. Salzman – Continuing the Advocacy, July/August 2018
The Honorable Crockett Farnell – Semper Fidelis!, May/June 2019
The Courageous Twelve – Fighting Discrimination Among the Law Enforcers, September/October 2020
Professor Dorothea Beane – Her Dream Came True, January/February 2021
Meet Jounice Nealy-Brown – The Resolute Advocate, May/June 2021
Silvia Martinez – A New Face at the St. Pete Bar, July/August 2021
D’arcy R. Clarie – On the Case, November/December 2021
Ernest P. Jenkins – No Rest for this Local Son, May/June 2022

Documentary Film/Book Acknowledgements/Blurbs

(1) Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists, Artists of the American Mosaic, Fayeq S. Oweis (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008)

(2) Hommes de l’entre-deux, Parcours individuals et portraits de groupes sur la frontière de la Méditerranée (XVIe-XXe siècle), sous la direction de Bernard Heyberger, Chantal Verdeil (Paris: Rivages des Xantons, 2009)

(3) British Diplomacy in Turkey, 1583 to the present, A study in the evolution of the resident embassy, G.R. Berridge (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009)

(4) The Ottoman Crimean War (1853-1856), Candan Badem (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

(5) Dam Foolishness, Raff Ellis (Seattle: Cune Press, 2011)

(6) The Bishop's Curse, Raff Ellis (Orlando: Prolix Press, 2012)

(7) The Departed Who is Present in Spirit, Documentary film on Archbishop Joseph Malouf. A film by Raghida Skaff. (2013)

(8) The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship, Hani J. Bawardi (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014)

(9) Kahlil Gibran – Beyond Borders, Jean Gibran and Kahlil G. Gibran (Northampton: Interlink Books, 2017)

(10) Tracing Gibran’s Footsteps: Unpublished and Rare Material, Francesco Medici, Paper delivered at Third International Conference, Gibran in the 21st Century-Lebanon’s Message to the World, January 5, 2018, at Beirut, Lebanon.

(11) Gibran in the 21st Century Lebanon’s Message to the World – Papers of the 3rd International Conference, Henri Zoghaib & May Rihani (editors) (Beirut: Lebanese American University, Center for Lebanese Heritage, 2018).

(12) Differing Versions: Official Accounts and Published Accounts of Being Taken Prisoner in the Great War, A. D. Harvey, Critical Quarterly, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2018.

(13) Antoun Saadeh – A Biography – Volume III: Years of Exile, Salim Mujais (Beirut: Kutub Publishing, 2018).

(14) This Man From Lebanon – Barbara Young’s Book – New American and Lebanese Documents (Translated from Arabic), Henri Zoghaib (Beirut: Lebanese American University, Center for Lebanese Heritage Press, 2021).

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