The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl

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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 Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

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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 Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Depressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains, Droughts -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century, Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939, Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century, Great Plains -- History -- 20th century, Great Plains -- Social conditions -- 20th century, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, HISTORY / United States / General
title_display The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
title_full The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan, The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl [electronic resource] / Timothy Egan, The worst hard time [sound recording] : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan
title_short The worst hard time :
title_sub the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
topic_facet Depressions, Droughts, Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939, Dust storms, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, History, Nonfiction, Social conditions