Nebraska Authors

James Kimble

Born Norfolk, NE (USA)

Wrote a book about the drive to collect scrap metal in Nebraska in World War II and contributed to a documentary about scrap metal drives in middle America in World War II.

Places Lived

New Jersey

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Nebraska History; World War II; Scrap Metal Drives; Documentaries


Bachelors in Education, Communication & Political Science, 1989, University of Nebraska
Masters in Rhetoric & Communication, 1991, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
PhD, 1991, University of Maryland



Places Worked

Seton Hall University, NJ


Nebraska 150 Books honor for Prairie Forge, 2017
Prairie Forge was chosen as the One Book One Nebraska selection for 2021.


Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II. 2014.
Co-producer of documentary: " Scrappers: How the Heartland Won World War II"

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