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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

LibraryThing Review

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

Very good historical read

User Review  - jo98502 -

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

A very important book

User Review  - tjohn33791 - Borders

Mr. Egan does a very good job in humanizing the worst man made disaster in the country's history. The author takes you through the cause and effects, from cause to solution. An early example of the do ... Read full review

Great history

User Review  - kajee -

The price is less than the store's. It's a great history of the era. ... Read full review

Review: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

User Review  - Meoskop - Goodreads

Goes over the same ground again and again. Uses some of the same descriptors, both for events and people. Jumps around in time without driving narrative need. Information is interesting, much of it is fascinating, but the repetition detracts from it's power. Read full review


User Review  - rhiannong -

gave as gift, along with other items. this book was especially appreciated. Read full review

A good informative read!

User Review  - bookydave - Borders

I enjoyed this book, it shed light of a mostly forgotten period of history. You truly get a sense of the struggles these people endured. Read full review

Piece of History---

User Review  - billy929 -

Tells it like it was..Dark days in our history about very hardy and determined people. Read full review

Review: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

User Review  - Goodreads

Sometimes we think we are having a hard time. Those folks had worse than hard times. I'm grateful I didn't have to live through that time. My parents left that country and came to western Washington because of those conditions. Read full review

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