Take a break and join us on Sept 22, 2021 at 10:30 am for a special discussion featuring Nebraska’s One-Book-One-Nebraska choice: Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II by James J. Kimble, along with Nebraska Humanities speaker Charlotte Endorf as she presents KIND NEBRASKANS: PERSONAL STORIES OF NEBRASKANS IN WORLD WAR II.
Books are available at the library for check out.
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in our nation’s history. A shortage of steel, however, quickly slowed the program’s momentum, and arms production fell dangerously behind schedule. The country needed scrap metal. Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, had the solution. Prairie Forge tells the story of the great Nebraska scrap drive of 1942—a campaign that swept the nation and yielded five million tons of scrap metal, literally salvaging the war effort itself…….. Read more.
If you have a book that is on the list of your favorite reads, share it with the group. Others may also want to read it!