Nebraska Authors

William F. Arendt

AKA: William Fuller Arendt

Born 1920-10-08 Chicago, IL (USA)

Died 2002-09-27
Omaha, NE (USA)

Arendt is a trained journalist who has written business histories and a gripping memoir of his experiences as an infantry platoon leader in World War II. He worked at the Omaha World Herald from 1946-1953 before leaving to work in advertising and public relations.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Grand Island, NE
Chicago, IL
Le Mars, IA

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Biography; Business History; Autobiography; War Memoirs


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Northwestern University
Graduate work in history, University of California-Berkeley


Public Relations

Places Worked

Omaha World Herald
Public Relations Consulting and Service


Professional of the Year, 1986


Member of Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America


The Man From Worms. 1994. (Business history and biography, Bosselman trucking company) In HR.
Midnight of the soul : the personal World War II story of an infantry platoon leader told in compelling and bloody detail-- from Normandy to the Rhineland, 1944-1945. 1998. In HR.
Lucky, the story of the Durhams and HDR. 1998. (Contributor; Engineering company history) In HR.

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