Published By Cliff Sobin

My Publications


The Pivotal years: Israel and the Arab World 1966 – 1977. This two volume work covers the turbulent period that began shortly before the Six Day War when it was almost impossible to envision a peaceful Middle East. It ends with the arrival of Anwar Sadat on Israeli soil at Ben Gurion airport in 1977.

The narrative is driven by events: sometimes days, weeks, or months apart – and sometimes separated by moments. It is a story of courage and fear, of struggle, of suspicion, and self-interest. It is Israel’s story of endurance. It is Egypt’s story of redemption. It is Syria’s story of rejection, and Jordan’s story of survival. It is also the story of a virulent Palestinian leadership growing in stature that used terror and cruelty for political purpose. And it is the story of the emergence of a settler movement with dreams of building new homes on ancient lands also claimed by others.

Law Related

 I authored a two volume treatise on Maryland Workers’ Compensation  –  first published in 2008. It comprises more than 1400 pages of analysis, law, charts and sample case transcripts. It is published by West, a leading national publisher of legal books and is updated yearly. Each year I update the book with all new appellate cases and regulations promulgated during the prior year.

Database Design

 Since June of 2011, I have had the following articles published in “Inside Sesame” — the leading publication devoted to Lantica’s Sesame database for customized business applications:

  1. Feeling a Little Insecure Lately? —This article bypasses all the technical jargon and heady concepts and cuts right to the chase in a way that even those new to security or Sesame can understand.
  2. Learning to Loop it Up — Loops make your programming run faster and more efficiently and help you get more done in fewer lines of code. If you’ve shied away from them this article shows how to get started.
  3. Where Oh Where Is My Popup Popping Up? —  Exploration of the Sesame PopupSelectPosition() command in search of popup position perfection.
  4. Design Faster with Default Data Formats —  Using the Sesame Application Property Manager.
  5. Sesame’s Cure for Memory Loss  — How to use Sesame Memory Menu.
  6. Copying Data from One Record to Another —I review Sesame’s array of data and record copying features and capabilities.
  7. How to Copy Partial Records Between Databases — A discussion of automated record copying with pushbutton simplicity.
  8. Overview of a Sesame Dashboard  — How to design a  comprehensive visual view that summarizes the key metrics of your organization?
  9. Use ‘Static Draw’ to Chart, Draw and Display Images  How to use Sesame to dynamically display seven different graphical charts to show relationships in your data, as well as draw shapes and display custom-scaled images anywhere you might need them.
  10. Sesame Startup Options – Using the Sesame.ini File — How to change the default size of your F6 field editor, make Sesame’s scrollbars wider, change Sesame’s startup window size and location on screen, or customize Sesame’s look and feel to accommodate different users’ monitors or preferences.
  11. Simplify Searches on a Complex Form  How to make searching for records easier for users.

Jackson Hole

 My Jackson Hole Favorites in the Summer – An e-book devoted to travelling during the summer in the Jackson Hole area.

Publications in Progress

1)      The Pivotal Years: Israel and the Arab World, 1966-1977. Part One is available for sale as an eBook on Amazon Kindle. Part Two will be published March 3, 2016, Part Three will be published in April 2016 and Part Four will be published in may of 2016.

2)      My Jackson Hole Favorites in the Winter – An e-book devoted to travelling during the winter in the Jackson Hole area.