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User Review  - KSCAR70 - LibraryThing

I originally picked this book up thinking it was a novel as I do not normally read nonfiction, but I was surprised by how facinated I became with this book in just the first several pages. The author ... 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

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This was a hard book to read - imagining living from year to year on nothing, with nothing, in the worst conditions. The Dust Bowl years seem to be a tragic convergence of mismanagement of the land ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

The Worst Hard Time is a popular history of the "Dust Bowl", the period of drought in the 1930s on the Great for modern Plains (the "dirty thirties"). Egan focuses on the story of the common man ... Read full review

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User Review  - austinbarnes - LibraryThing

Fascinating event to read about; I had no idea the people that lived through the Dust Bowl faced such hardship. Thought the book could have been shortened in the middle, though -- after the fifth or ... Read full review

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User Review  - iammbb - LibraryThing

An eye-opening view of an area and an era about which I knew very little. I mean I haven't even read The Grapes of Wrath. I had heard of the Dust Bowl and understood that Okies was a pejorative term ... Read full review

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User Review  - schnaucl - LibraryThing

I thought it was an interesting book. It was, as you might expect, depressing. It definitely made me want to read "The Grapes of Wrath" and watch "The Plow that Broke the Plains." I would have liked a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

This is the story of the American Dust Bowl in the 1930s, but not the version told by John Steinbeck in the Grapes of Wrath. Egan focuses on the people who stayed behind and scraped out a life instead ... Read full review

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User Review  - lorielibrarian - LibraryThing

Very readable, excellent Read full review


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