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Worst Hard Time: Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl - 06 edition

by Timothy Egan

Worst Hard Time: Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (ISBN10: 0618773479; ISBN13: 9780618773473)
ISBN13: 978-0618773473
ISBN10: 0618773479

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0618346974
ISBN10: 061834697X

Summary: The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan''s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. 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 ...show moredeath of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, Egan 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 cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 09/01/2006
International: No



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2006 Paperback Fine Size: 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall; Trade Paperback in Fine Condition. Black and white in-text photographs. The untold story of those who survived the Great American Dust Bowl. The d ...show moreust storms that terrorized America's High Plains during 1931-1939, in the darkest years of the Depression, were like nothing ever seen before. This is the epic story of this environmental disaster and its impact on the communities stricken with fear and choked by dust in the 'dirty thirties', told by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan. National Book Award Winner. 340 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. USA, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2006. ...show less
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