In Memoriam

Robert Miller

Publisher, author, history scholar and
NYMAS' outstanding Executive Director since 2012.


    Robert L. Miller, NYMAS Executive Director, passed away after a long illness on October 9, 2016.


Robert L. Miller was the founder and publisher of Enigma Books, an independent publishing company specializing in contemporary American and European political, espionage and military history. He was the editor and translator of over 15 books from French, Spanish and Italian into English. He also launched and ran Language Publications, a software language learning company.

Earlier in his career he was Vice President of a division at Macmillan Publishing Company and taught at various universities including Herbert Lehman College CUNY.  With degrees from the University of Paris at Nanterre and Middlebury College, Mr. Miller was the Executive Director and Board Member of the New York Military Affairs Symposium where he had also lectured a number of times. He was the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage (2008) and Indochina and Vietnam (2013).

He also served on the Advisory Board of the Soldiersí, Sailorsí, Marinesí, Coast Guard and Airmenís Club of New York City.


Bob Miller, fluent in Italian, French and English, was an excellent historian, fine conversationalist, and a wonderful friend.


Jerry Trombella, NYMAS member and Dean of Research and Planning at Hudson County Community College wrote:

Robert was the first person who greeted me when I came to my first NYMAS lecture. His kindness always stood out. He was a real cosmopolitan scholar, current  in many different branches of knowledge, but his kindness is the impression that stands out most when one spoke with him."

NYMAS President Prof. David Gordon said of Robert Miller,

What a terrible tragedy.  Robert Miller was a fine, highly intelligent, cultivated, courteous, and honorable man.  This is a frightful loss for all who knew him.  My deepest condolences to his family, and to his very many friends.

On Saturday, November 5th at 1 pm, a memorial service will be held at the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club, in midtown. 




Hitler's Gift to France

September 19, 2008

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Bob Miller in the library at the Soldiersí, Sailorsí, Marinesí, Coast Guard and Airmenís Club on Lexington Avenue in New York City in 2015.