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Prairie forge : the extraordinary story of the Nebraska scrap metal drive of World War II

Author: James J Kimble
Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After Pearl Harbor, a shortage of steel quickly slowed the American arms buildup. The country needed scrap metal. This is the story of the great Nebraska scrap drive of 1942 that provided a template for the national drive.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Kimble
ISBN: 9780803248786 0803248784
OCLC Number: 861955756
Description: xv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The scrap deficit; or how not to win a war --
Henry Doorly and the Nebraska plan --
Summertime scrapping in the city --
Mobilizing greater Nebraska --
The second-half comeback --
The Nebraska plan goes national.
Other Titles: Extraordinary story of the Nebraska scrap metal drive of World War II
Responsibility: James J. Kimble.
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in history. A shortage of steel, however, quickly slowed the program's momentum, and arms production fell  Read more...

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