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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  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

An expose of the dust storms in the 1930's America, written from interviews of the survivors. That is what caught my eye on this book. If the author interviewed survivors though, he rewrote their ... Read full review

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

A great book about the dust bowl and those that decided (or were forced to) stay behind. Very topical since Egan shows how bad decisions by people caused the whole dust bowl problem. Those bad decisions are being replicated today in other ways. Short sided thinking at its worst. Read full review

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User Review  - jimrgill - LibraryThing

Well written, engaging history reads like a compelling narrative with a gripping plot, interesting characters, and a meaningful theme. Clear, vibrant prose propels the narrative. To put it succinctly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

While The Grapes of Wrath tells the tale of the fictional Joads, who were forced to leave behind their farmland and try to find greener pastures in California, The Worst Hard Time tells the real-life ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarianbryan - LibraryThing

A fine example of the history as novel genre. Too bad the narrative isn't so much an arc, as just a downhill slide. Though it gets a bit sappy at times, obviously trying to pull the heart strings of ... Read full review

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User Review  - dablackwood - LibraryThing

I am glad I read this so that I am more informed about this period in American history. I thought of the dust bowl as a bunch of tumbleweeds blowing around and really had no idea of the extent of the drought and the mismanagement of the land. A good read. Read full review

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User Review  - casanders2015 - LibraryThing

The Worst Hard Time give the reader some background and understanding into what caused the Dust Bowl and also attempts to give the reader an picture of what life was like for those who lived in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - leonacarlson - LibraryThing

Listened to the audio, sad yet compelling. Placing the details with what I know of the time as my Father in Western Minnesota could not make payments on his tracker and was out of work. Walking, hitchhiking, and rail riding around the state in search of work. 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

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