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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
Author: Timothy Egan
"The Worst Hard Time is an epic story of blind hope and endurance almost beyond belief; it is also, as Tim Egan has told it, a riveting tale of bumptious charlatans, conmen, and tricksters, environmental arrogance and hubris, political chicanery, and a ruinous ignorance of nature's ways. Egan has reached across the generations and brought us th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780618346974
ISBN-10: 061834697X
Publication Date: 12/14/2005
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Can't put down story of those who survived the American Dust Bowl years. Dramatic, heart-wrenching and haunting. Powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
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Good account of the Dust Bowl area and those that stayed through this time.
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This is a very well written book about the horrific dusters, "snusters", and government scams. It tells, in many of the survivors's own words, how people's dreams were shattered by many droughts and gov't greed. The land they were given still held an indescribable "pull " for most, however, even though it had failed them.. The resilience of the human spirit is felt very keenly.
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These stories are hard to take, especially knowing how our government was involved.
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I must truly say that this was the best book I read all year!!
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reviewed The Worst Hard Time : The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl on + 5 more book reviews
I enjoyed it a lot. A very good history of an exceptional period in America's past. I especially enjoyed the personal stories from this period.
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Very captivating story about this era of American history. The stories of the survivors were excellent. I highly recommend if you enjoy historical nonfiction.

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