Marvin E. Brown Shares His Life as ‘Soldier of the Leaf’

Share Article

New marketing campaign set for Brown’s autobiography.

News Image
Ultimately, “Soldier of the Leaf” provides an interesting and humorous journey into the career of an exceptional New York City civil servant.

Marvin E. Brown has lived a life that encapsulates the essence of the American Dream. Through hard work and determination he was able to find success and happiness as a New York civil servant. In his autobiography, he describes, with humor and candor, his journey as a “Soldier of the Leaf” (published by AuthorHouse).

This book chronicles Brown’s life from early childhood through his career with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. His impressions as a child of the south in the mid 1940s and 1950s provide glimpses of the struggles of poor and middle class blacks in Cairo and Savannah. At age 14 he and two friends hitchhiked from Savannah to New York City. His vivid and dramatic account of this dangerous journey is both hilarious and informative. Readers will follow the author in learning the ropes as a skate guard, becoming a supervisor and then a principal supervisor. He shares 20 years of rich stories about the staff, processing the ice, faulty equipment, New York City bureaucrats and the patrons of the rink.

Brown also takes readers to an excursion to Sweden and Finland, and on his return to New York, he is able to parlay his experience and great work ethic into a senior position, service and maintenance supervisor for 75 swimming pools in New York City. He recounts the trials and tribulations in managing incompetent staff, structural problems with filter plants and pools and handling dangerous chemicals. Ultimately, “Soldier of the Leaf” provides an interesting and humorous journey into the career of an exceptional New York City civil servant.

“Soldier of the Leaf”
By Marvin E. Brown
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781477260906
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781477260890
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Marvin E. Brown is a retired professional skate guard chief and service and maintenance Supervisor for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. He lives in Cairo with his daughter Sara Lee.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.
###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
AuthorHouse
+1 888-519-5121
Email >
Visit website