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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  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.75 stars. This book paints a picture of some of the Southern States affected by the Dirty Thirties. The primary focus is on the people of Boise City, Oklahoma and Dalhart, Texas. The book actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - MlleEhreen - LibraryThing

A friend recommended THE WORST HARD TIME to me years ago. She said it was one of the most gruesome disaster books she'd ever read, or something along those lines. I can't remember the exact words, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anniik - LibraryThing

I, of course, knew about the Dust Bowl from my knowledge of US history and my love of John Steinbeck. What I didn't know was that it was a manmade disaster. Fascinating book. Read full review

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User Review  - aliciamay - LibraryThing

This was a detailed look at life on the High Plains during the years of the Depression and the worst years of the American Dust Bowl. I thought the author did an excellent job examining the causes of ... Read full review

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User Review  - tippycanoegal - LibraryThing

Beautifully researched and told story of the dust bowl, which was worse than any of us can imagine. I realized that my entire education about this period comes from the "Grapes of Wrath," but of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DrBrewhaha - LibraryThing

Most people have heard of the Dust Bowl, but few really know what went on during that unimaginable era. The huge storms, extensive drought, and depression all combined to make people eat canned ... Read full review

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User Review  - DJRMel - LibraryThing

Fascinating information about a bit of American history that I didn't know enough about. The book begs for a better editor, someone who would have had the author arrange the book in a less repetitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randall.Hansen - LibraryThing

Powerful book that tells the story of the Dust Bowl through factual accounts and the stories of folks who lived through the horror of the 1930s -- both natural and economic (the Great Depression ... Read full review

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User Review  - onetiredmom - LibraryThing

Loved this account of the Dust bowl of the 1930's. Very interesting! Read full review


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