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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

I for one would not have wanted to live through Black Sunday. An engrossing read. Breathing must have been very difficult. I wonder how many eventually died of lung related disorders. Read full review

Oh...what a time!

User Review  - c1808 - Overstock.com

My husband talked about this book a LOT both while he was reading it and afterward. Its an amazing chronicle of what happened during the dust bowl. Terrible times! Wellwritten book! Read full review

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book was a very good account of the Dust Bowl, and the families that chose to stay in the region during that time. The book was well researched and very readable. I don't think I really had any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrsbaty - LibraryThing

My family lived this story so I may be a little bit prejudiced toward it. This is a history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl and my family, grandparents and mom, did just that. My mother owns ... Read full review

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User Review  - kvrfan - LibraryThing

The Dust Bowl was both a great ecological and a great human disaster and Tim Egan presents each narrative well. Human action--the quest for short-term profit--proved once again to lead to self-destruction. The lesson, alas, is one that has yet to be learned. Read full review

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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

A look at the history of The Great Plains and the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. Compelling read at the struggles faced by the people who lived through this period. Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

Timothy Egan writes fast-paced narrative history. This book presents the horror of the Dust Bowl by tracing the experiences of several people who lived at least partway through it. Egan presents the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dulcinea14 - LibraryThing

This was so close to 4 stars for me. However, the first part of the book suffered from what I felt was an "organization" problem. Egan jumped around from person to historic comment to person so much ... Read full review

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User Review  - slug9000 - LibraryThing

This is a readable and detailed account of the lead-up to the Dust Bowl and the conditions within it during the Great Depression. I found the book totally fascinating; I did not really realize that ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

An intimate history of a sad but fascinating environmental collapse. Well-researched, and I think effective in that the author focuses his scholarship on the people who lived in and through the dust ... Read full review


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