All area residents are invited to meet author Harry F. Martin, Jr., who has recently published his war memoir, "I Was No Hero."
Mr. Martin is a WWII veteran and a longtime resident of Mount Arlington. His story is a poignant remembrance of his troubled youth growing up in a poor family, and his years in the service of his country, first as a soldier guarding German prisoners, and finally fighting for his life during the famous Battle of the Bulge.
Please join us at the library for an interview with the author; followed by a book signing on Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to the event by using the sign-up sheet at the library or by calling 973-398-1516.
To pre-order a book for signing. Kindly do so by January 16th, so that you will have the book for the event. The cost of the book is $10.95 and will be paid for at the event.
Cash or check will be accepted.
About the Author:
Raised in North Plainfield, NJ, Harry Martin completed his education in the North Plainfield school system before enlisting in the US army in 1943. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he attended and graduated from Rutgers University on the GI Bill with a business degree. He owned and managed his accounting firm in North Plainfield for many years. Harry eventually relocated to Mount Arlington, where he began work on his book, which he completed nearly 35 years ago. But lacking an interested publisher, the manuscript remained in a box until recently. Harry has been active in his community over the years, serving as a Councilman for the Borough of Mount Arlington. He also was on the Board of Recreation, the Planning Board and most recently the Library Board of Trustees.