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  - kkrat2 - LibraryThing

Summary: Albert Marrin provides a informative record of the Dust Bowl accompanied by a collection of relevant photographs and other images. Review: This book would be a great tool to use in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Sherod - Goodreads

'Years of Dust' by Albert Marrin is a fun and interesting book to read about the dust bowl. The book, beginning with a short story of a reporter, grabs the reader's attention and holds it. Each page ... Read full review

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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