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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

I had heard about the Dust Bowl and the dust storms that in the 1930s carried away of millions of tons of Great Plains top-soil, but I knew none of the details. Egan makes it real for you by ... Read full review

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User Review  - GBev2008 - LibraryThing

Fascinating, depressing, and eye opening. Those who claim human beings have had little effect on the current climate and environment may want to read this book. Human beings are more dangerous than ... Read full review

Fascinating read!

User Review  - sweetie10 - Overstock.com

I loved reading about this dark period in this country's history--something I knew little about. I'd read about the Joad family's struggle in The Grapes of Wrath (which was made during the "final ... Read full review

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User Review  - midlevelbureaucrat - LibraryThing

An amazing story of the people who stayed and survived the great Dust Bowl that was America's high plains in the 1930s. An environmental history as much as a human story, Timothy Egan chronicles how ... Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

Wonderful read, blending history with first-person remembrances of a situation that's eerily relevant to both the current global warming situation and the current economic debacle. Read full review

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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

First Line: "On those days when the wind stops blowing across the face of the southern plains, the land falls into a silence that scares people in the way that a big house can haunt after the lights ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookmusic - LibraryThing

This was the book that ended a year and a half dry spell of uninspiring reading for me. At the suggestion of a bookstore owner I bought it, although I wasn't expecting much. That evening I sat down to ... Read full review

The Worst Hard Time

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This book has helped me to understand the history of my family from Oklahoma. One family went back and forth between California & OK, other family rode out the Great Depression and Dust Bowl on the ... Read full review

Great Book

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If you loved Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, this book about those left behind is important and fascinating. ... Read full review


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