Author J. Martin’s new book “Hard Way Jay” is a vivid and unforgettable work including hardships, joys, and first-hand knowledge of the Barrows gang gun fight nearby.

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Recent release “Hard Way Jay” from Page Publishing Author J. Martin is a brilliantly described and detailed account of Mr. Martin's family and life, dating as far back as Grandpa Wiley, who fought in the Civil War, and his tremendously entertaining war stories.

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J. Martin, a gifted storyteller and retired nuclear weapons engineer, has completed his new book “Hard Way Jay”: an engrossing and delightful tale brimming with anecdotes and fascinating stories sure to shock and amuse.

Mr. Martin has a little bit for everyone in his book. He says, “The title of this book tells the reader that in America, the American dream could be obtained by anyone... even a poor farm boy, born in a barn and destined to struggle through hardships without a mentor: from a poor childhood to a good life as a nuclear weapons engineer, the hard way.”

The family farm suffered bankruptcy in the 1930s, and, even though it began to recover during World War II, the family's lively-hood continued to be austere until the author and siblings were grown.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, J. Martin’s remarkable tale includes humorous incidents and an interesting platform to teach younger folks of bygone tools, equipment and culture for their edification.

The book’s purpose is to be informative to all readers about the experiences of an American citizen of the Midwest who succeeded the hard way and through the rewards of hard work.

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “Hard Way Jay” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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