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

User Review  - Allison Anderson - Goodreads

An enlightening narrative on the lives of hardy sod busters in Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and other states. I learned that the dust storms weren't just a random phenomena, but aggravated ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Will Byrnes - Goodreads

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s is far from public consciousness today, and that is a shame. There are lessons to be gleaned from that experience that apply directly to challenges of the 21st century. If ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance - Goodreads

Yes, I've heard stories about life during the Great Depression, but I'd not heard these kinds of stories. It is one thing to have no job and no money, but it is another to feel that nature has turned ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

This should be required reading for anyone living in the west and for all politicians. The author does a fine job of telling the story of the Dust Bowl era, why it happened (natural forces and human ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lise Petrauskas - Goodreads

The Worst Hard Time was exceedingly painful, but I'm glad I stuck it out. It surprises me how little I knew of the real details of this period in America's history. I consider myself an ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

I appreciated this as someone who has lived in Texas, Nebraska and Colorado, and who used to stop in Dalhart, TX for gas--it's a sad little town, and there's not much else there. I didn't realize at ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

I read a fair amount of history and I usually enjoy it, but I don't think I've ever read a history book that was quite the page-turner this one was. What I knew before about the 1930s drought in the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

It is an impossibility to empathize with the tens of thousands of people that lived through the "Dirty Thirties" in America's prairie-land. I remember statistics from junior high civics class about ... 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

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

User Review  - Chrissie - Goodreads

Pstscript: My husband is now reading this book and so of course we are talking about it. Well, I have discovered at least two errors, and this gets me worried. What other facts have I absorbed as true ... Read full review


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