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

ISBN-10: 0618773479

ISBN-13: 9780618773473

Edition: 2005

Authors: Timothy Egan
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Description: 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 death 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.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Live Through This
Promise: The Great Plowup, 19011930
The Wanderer
No Man's Land
Creating Dalhart
High Plains Deutsch
Last of the Great Plowup
Betrayal, 19311933
First Wave
A Darkening
In a Dry Land
New Leader, New Deal
Big Blows
Blowup, 19341939
Triage
The Long Darkness
The Struggle for Air
Showdown in Dalhart
Duster's Eve
Black Sunday
A Call to Arms
Goings
Witnesses
The Saddest Land
Verdict
Cornhusker II
The Last Men
Cornhusker III
Rain
Epilogue
Notes and Sources
Acknowledgments
Index
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