Ex-Mariner, engineer shares life of world travel, trials, triumphs in New book

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Harley Murray Marmon pens ‘Life Story of Harley Murray Harmon’s Trials and Tribulations’

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Harley Murray Harmon has travelled the world, seen and accomplished many things. At nearly 83-years-old, his sister advised him to write his life story, while he can. “Life Story of Harley Murray Harmon’s Trials and Tribulations” (published by Xlibris) is Harmon’s account of his life from the time of his birth to the present.

Harmon’s life is rife with trials and tribulations. Much of his book covers his issues with alcohol, nicotine and dope. In 1972, his alcoholism got the better of him, he got drunk and had a motorcycle accident. It killed half his brain and left him partially paralyzed. His employers at Boeing were actually hesitant on bringing him back, but come back he did. He was even advanced to a leadership position as lead engineer heading a team with four other engineers as they worked on missiles and aircraft. He later quit Boeing to become a consultant engineer until he grew tired of the rat race and decided to do some intellectual fiduciary work.

Harmon’s life, as he shares it in “Life Story of Harley Murray Harmon’s Trials and Tribulations” is a testament to how people should never surrender to whatever troubles life throws on their way. There is much to be learned from Harmon’s struggles, be it with his alcoholism, addiction or life-altering accident. “This subject is as old as mankind evolving from the Stone Age and as new as the latest bit of computer technology,” says Harmon. At 82, he is still much like a whiz-kid at 18 and very much involved in today’s world of scientific technology. His struggles have not taken his spirit of youthful zeal. That is all because when the deck was stacked against him, he played on, he struggled and he triumphed.

“Life Story of Harley Murray Harmon’s Trials and Tribulations”
By Harley Murray Harmon
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499040142
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499040159
E-Book | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499040166
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Harley Murray Harmon was born on Nov. 29, 1931 in McLusky, N.D. He graduated high school in Velveta in the spring of 1950. He then found a job with Boeing and also joined the USMC Reserves and got stationed as an Airdale Marine. After serving the military, he proceeded with his education and studied Chemical Engineering at Grand Forks. He has worked as a lead engineer at Boeing has moved on work in other highly technical and demanding fields. At present, Harmon lives by himself in Renton, Wash.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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