The Worst Hard Time
the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
No man's land
High plains Deutsch
Last of the great plowup
Betrayal, 1931-1933. First wave
In a dry land
New leader, New Deal
Blowup, 1934-1939. Triage
The long darkness
The struggle for air
Showdown in Dalhart
A call to arms
The saddest land
The last men
Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones.
Anyone who lived through the Dust Bowl, and is still with us, is now in their 80's or older. Egan follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2006.
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Award winning New York Timesreporter Egan tackles the great dust bowl phenomenon of the 1930's and 40's in this multi-tiered account. He shares incredible eye-witness accounts as well as the overwhelming convergences of failed agricultural practices, ill-fated government policies, and the costs o... Read More »
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