The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy

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In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust BowlbyTimothy EganIn a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egans National Book Awardwinning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.The dust storms that terro

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