How Finding Letters From WWI Inspired Arizona Journalist's Book

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 3:05pm
Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:47am
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Many of us have family members who served during World War II — or other wars before and after that epic period.

In some cases, there was a lot of digging for information or trying to get the aunt or grandfather to tell stories of the experiences. Sometimes, tales were forthcoming; many times, they were not.

In his new book "All Jake on the Western Front," longtime Arizona journalist Michael Kiefer combines fiction and nonfiction as a trio of narrators guide us through the World War I battles and love of Webster Major “Jake” Brown — based, to some extent, on Kiefer’s own relatives.

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