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THE WORST HARD TIME: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

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Grim, riveting account by New York Times reporter Egan makes clear that, although hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, America's worst assault from Mother Nature came in the form of ten long years of drought and dust.The "dust bowl" of the 1930s covered 100 million acres spread over five states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado. From 1930 to 1935, nearly a million ... Read full review

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

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Click here to listen to an excerpt. The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a halfdozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the ... Read full review

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Most depressing book I ever read.

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Just beginning this fascinating story of the impact of settling the west and the effect of plowing the plains. Riveting stories... Read full review

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