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

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

I read a fair amount of history and I usually enjoy it, but I don't think I've ever read a history book that was quite the page-turner this one was. What I knew before about the 1930s drought in the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Will Byrnes - Goodreads

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s is far from public consciousness today, and that is a shame. There are lessons to be gleaned from that experience that apply directly to challenges of the 21st century. If ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lise Petrauskas - Goodreads

The Worst Hard Time was exceedingly painful, but I'm glad I stuck it out. It surprises me how little I knew of the real details of this period in America's history. I consider myself an ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lawrence Gallick - Goodreads

I am now fascinated with the Dust Bowl. The story is amazing - the grand arrogance of the US approach to farming during the boom in the 20's followed by massive environmental devastation. But the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Meoskop - Goodreads

Goes over the same ground again and again. Uses some of the same descriptors, both for events and people. Jumps around in time without driving narrative need. Information is interesting, much of it is fascinating, but the repetition detracts from it's power. Read full review

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

User Review  - Chrissie - Goodreads

Pstscript: My husband is now reading this book and so of course we are talking about it. Well, I have discovered at least two errors, and this gets me worried. What other facts have I absorbed as true ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

I received a cursory education on the "Dust Bowl" days in high school history class, listened to the folk songs of Woody Guthrie, Nanci Griffith, etc. and watched the Grapes of Wrath. I had no idea ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

This should be required reading for anyone living in the west and for all politicians. The author does a fine job of telling the story of the Dust Bowl era, why it happened (natural forces and human ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lauri - Goodreads

I became fascinated with the Dust Bowl when I first started watching the HBO series "Carnivale". At the time, all I was able to dig up on the topic was one, small Scholastic book at the library, but ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

This really is can't-put-it-down history. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of the Dust Bowl was limited to The Grapes of Wrath and a paragraph or two in a high school history textbook. Unlike ... Read full review


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