Mark Perlman the author
Mark Perlman, Author of The Reluctant Soldier / Le Soldat Involontaire

Mark Perlman, the author of the historical novel, The Reluctant Soldier, is a resident of Connecticut since 1991. Born in the Bronx, NY, he lived in Northern New Jersey in his formative years, he graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage High School on Long Island. Mark graduated with BA and MBA degrees from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Elaine and Mark are married and have two grown children, and “third child,” a bulldog.

Mark spent more than ten years researching the background for The Reluctant Soldier. He traveled to France five times, visiting Paris, the Western Front, the Military Archives, and the Champagne region.  In the U.S., he visited NYC libraries, Virginia Military Institute, the Army War College, Fredericksburg, to name a few. Mark also drew inspiration for the book from many books and articles he read. Movies and documentaries like, Paths of Glory, War Horse, A Very Long Engagement, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Trench, The Train, The Civil War, and The Great War gave the author many ideas and perspective while researching and writing this historical novel.

From all these genres and his own imagination, Mark was able to weave fact and fiction, historical personalities and fictional characters into a well-researched story about war, romance, jazz, murder cases and political intrigue.

Above all,  Mark wants to share his fascination and passion about events that shaped some spheres of human history in the late 19th and 20th century; its aftermath affects us still today.