Norfolk Native's Book Chronicles WWII Scrap-Metal Drive

NORFOLK - The University of Nebraska Press has just released a book by a 1984 Norfolk High graduate about the 1942 scrap metal drive during World War II.  Dr. James Kimble is an associate professor of communication and the arts at Seton Hall University. He calls the book “Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II.”   His documentary, “Scrappers,” told the story in video form, and the book has even more information.  Kimble says he has spent 10 years researching the scrap drive effort. Many Northeast residents are featured in both the documentary and the book.  The book is available through the University of Nebraska Press website and on Kimble will be in Norfolk on Sunday, July 27th for a 2 p.m. presentation and book signing at the Elkhorn Valley Museum.


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