BOOK SIGNING AT MOUNT ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BY WORLD WAR II VET ON JANUARY 29
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 of The Battle of the Bulge and a long time
resident of Mount Arlington. His story is a poignant remembrance of his troubled youth growing up
in a poor family, his struggle to escape the beatings and the influence of his father, 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 at the library. Refreshments will be served.
Please 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 No. Plainfield, NJ, Harry Martin completed his education in the No. 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 own 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 ears, serving as a Councilman for the Borough of Mt. Arlington, on the Board of Recreation, the Planning Board and most recently the Library Board of Trustees. Harry enjoys visiting his two grown daughters in North Carolina as well as his son in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.