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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

A dramatic account of a man-made catastrophe from a very distant era where Americans were engaged in subsistence farming, lived in mud dugouts without electricity and still used horses for work. In a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mldavis2 - LibraryThing

As the husband of a wife who grew up in the dust bowl of the Texas panhandle, I found this book interesting and important. It is an historical record and reminder of the tremendous damage that man ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

Before reading this I thought I had a good idea of what the dust bowl was like. I’d read The Grapes of Wrath and knew about the Great Depression, but I had no idea just how bad it was. This nonfiction ... Read full review

Very good historical read

User Review  - jo98502 - Overstock.com

I really enjoyed this book. I did not know much about the period of the Dust Bowl going into this book. However, being from the panhandle of Texas I was immediately interested as it referenced many ... Read full review

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User Review  - queencersei - LibraryThing

Most people are familiar with the Grapes of Wrath and the stories of the mid-westerners who fled their farms during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. The Worst Hard Time is a chronicle of those who ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This was a hard book to read - imagining living from year to year on nothing, with nothing, in the worst conditions. The Dust Bowl years seem to be a tragic convergence of mismanagement of the land ... Read full review

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User Review  - KSCAR70 - LibraryThing

I originally picked this book up thinking it was a novel as I do not normally read nonfiction, but I was surprised by how facinated I became with this book in just the first several pages. The author ... Read full review

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User Review  - austinbarnes - LibraryThing

Fascinating event to read about; I had no idea the people that lived through the Dust Bowl faced such hardship. Thought the book could have been shortened in the middle, though -- after the fifth or ... 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  - 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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