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Jennifer Rude Klett

Nonfiction Writer 

Specializing In Historical Writing


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On Sale Now . . .

Alamo Doughboy:  

Marching Into The Heart Of Kaiser's Germany During World War I

by Jennifer Rude Klett

Softcover $18.95, Branden Books, 2014

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National World War I Memorial on the Mall?

We've all seen the iconic twentieth-century national war memorials in Washington DC:  World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War.  They help us reflect, learn, and honor the sacrifices.  Do you remember the national World War I memorial?  Of course not, because it doesn't exist.  Fortunately, steps are underway to correct that shameful absence.  Please visit www.wwimemorial.org for more information on how you can help.  Thank you.


Thanks to the Dutch US Doughboys,

re-enactors who contributed Lost Battalion photographs from France for my new book, Alamo Doughboy: Marching Into The Heart Of Kaiser's Germany During World War I. 

From left:  Ad, Edwin, Fred; photo by Rick


Dank U!


2014 Author Appearances

-New Beginnings Meeting:  1:30 to 3:00 pm Sunday, 18 May 2014

Book Talk, Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

St. John Vianney Church Hall

1755 N. Calhoun Road

Brookfield, Wisconsin 

-Books & Company:  7:00 pm Thursday, 5 June 2014

Book Talk, Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

1039 Summit Avenue

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin



-Book World:  4:00 to 5:30 pm Thursday, 12 June 2014

Book Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

1605 S. First Street A-10

Kandi Mall

Willmar, Minnesota 


-Kandiyohi County Historical Society:  7:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, 12 June 2014

Book Talk, Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

610 NE Hwy 71

Willmar, Minnesota



-Barnes & Noble Booksellers:  11:00 am Saturday, 14 June, 2014

Book Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

Galleria Shopping Center

3225 W. 69th

Edina, Minnesota



-Martha Merrell's Books:  6:30 pm Friday, 20 June 2014

Book Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

231 W. Main Street

Waukesha, Wisconsin




-Ninetieth Division 96th Annual Reunion:  Friday, 1 August and Saturday 2 August 2014

Book Sale & Signing - Tough 'Ombres Welcome

Crowne Plaza Saint Louis-Clayton

St. Louis, Missouri


-Barnes & Noble Booksellers:  2:00 Saturday, 2 August, 2014

Book Sale & Signing - Everyone Welcome

Fenton Commons Shopping Center

721 Gravois Road

Fenton, Missouri




With Wisconsin Governor 

Scott Walker 

 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, March 2014

Alamo Doughboy book is also available at independent bookstores:


Books & Company Oconomowoc, Wisconsin;

Martha Merrell's Books  Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 Here I am with bookseller Lynn at Books & Company in January, 2014.  

Author Appearance:

The Great War:  World War I at Midway Village

Rockford, Illinois

April 12, 2014

Author Appearance:

Delafield Public Library 

Delafield, Wisconsin, March 2014

Author Appearance:

Wildwood Lake Book Club

 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, January 2014


Raymond, Minnesota:

Visiting the gravesite of Pvt. George "Judge" Knott 

Raymond, Minnesota August 2013 with Kyle Klett, Jon Klett, and Dorothy Knott Rude.

August 2013 visiting the Raymond United Methodist Church in Raymond, Minnesota and meeting Calvin Dykema, soloist at Judge's funeral. Calvin sang How Great Thou Art and Under His Wings in 1977. It was the first time I had met Calvin - a chance encounter or divinely arranged?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jennifer and Jon Klett at the 

Faces of Freedom:  A Year of the Veteran 

benefit for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on March 2, 2013

Click on the the links below to see more photographs 

from the Faces of Freedom:  A Year of the Veteran with 

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker