Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl

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Dutton Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Before global warming, there was dust. In the 1930s, dangerous black storms swept through the Great Plains. Created by drought and reckless farming, these lethal storms were part of an environmental, economic, and human catastrophe that changed the course of American history. In riveting, accessible prose, an acclaimed historian explains the causes behind the disaster and explores the Dust Bowl's impact, from a rich cultural legacy to the visionary conservation that would finally offer hope to the Plains.

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User Review  - tahamilton - LibraryThing

This book is about the impact of the Dust Bowl. There is some exploration of what life was like before the Dust Bowl and also what caused the Dust Bowl. It explores the migrant workers who changed the ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

A dark cloud rolls in, blotting out the sun. It’s noon, but it could just as easily be midnight. It’s April 14, 1935: Black Sunday, the day of one of the worst dust storms to ever hit the Great Plains ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Albert Marrin is a much-decorated historian and writer whose most recent book, Terror of the Spanish Main, was called "addictive reading" in The Horn Book. He lives in Riverdale, New York.

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