Memoir is a Fascinating Journey into Earlier America Told Through the Eyes and Experiences of Author Jim Martin

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Book is an official entry in one of the world’s most prestigious book exhibits.

A collection of colorful—often hilarious—memories of people and places of one man’s youth awaits readers in The Old Minbro. Made available through Xlibris, this nostalgic memoir was written by the late Jim Martin and compiled by his second wife, Jessica.

Throughout the pages of the book, readers are invited to take a long look back at the events and the people who were part of the author’s life. They will discover how different life was back during pre-World War II America, what events shaped Martin’s personality, and how people survived the trials and tribulations of the era. Filled with colorful and hilarious reminiscences, this book should appeal to people who grew up in the city in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as to those who enjoy good stories told with humor and affection. Ultimately, The Old Minbro will give any reader an honest portrayal of what society was really like back in the old days.

Having been an official entry at the Miami Book Fair, American Library Association Book Exhibit, Los Angeles Book Fair, and BookExpo America, The Old Minbro will also be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 6-10, 2010.

This book is also enrolled in Xlibris’ Bookstore Returnability Program, which gives booksellers the convenient option of returning excess stocks through Ingram Distribution.

About the Author
Jim Martin was born in 1925 in Philadelphia, which he always considered his home, even though he lived in New Jersey most of his adult life. He worked as an electrical designer, mostly at shipyards, where he contributed to company newsletters. Many years later, he wrote for a small newspaper, The Speedliner. He often said that he didn’t like to write, he liked to have written. The author loved to tell stories about his old neighborhood, and finally decided to commit some of them to paper. Martin died in 2008 after a series of illnesses. His second wife arranged these writings into a book that he had always wanted to call The Old Minbro.

The Old Minbro * by Jim Martin
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 53 pages; 978-1-4363-6522-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-8009-5

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