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User Review  - brenzi - LibraryThing

“How to explain a place where black dirt fell from the sky, where children died from playing outdoors, where rabbits were clubbed to death by adrenalin-primed nesters still wearing their Sunday-school ... Read full review

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User Review  - phebj - LibraryThing

This was a fantastic book--a non-fiction page-turner and a true-life horror story of the people who stayed put during the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s (the "Dirty Thirties") in the High Plains of ... Read full review

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User Review  - bigmoose - LibraryThing

This was truly an eye-popping historical account of life in the dust bowl of the 1930's. I had read other accounts of those who left, but never really paid much attention to the experiences of those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jcambridge - LibraryThing

The Worst Hard Time is a terrific read about a part of American history that many have forgotten or perhaps were never really been aware of. The parallels between what the nation faced in the 1930s ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

Couldn't put it down. I was raised on tales of the Depression in Nebraska by my parents - who were children at the time. I thought I had a good handle on what the time was like. However, this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - queticomcc - LibraryThing

My great-grandparents lived in Lamar, Co at the time of the dust bowl. I never knew their stories, no one shared them. This is a powerful book to that taught me something important about their lives. Read full review

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User Review  - donthompson - LibraryThing

I grew up on the Great Plains---in a small town in south-central Nebraska. I have photos of main street in Alma, Nebraska taken mid-day when the sky was nearly black because of the blowing dust. the dust bowl had a profound effect on this area. Read full review

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User Review  - strandbooks - LibraryThing

Even though I took AP history in high school and was 1 class away from a history minor, after reading this book I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge of the dust bowl. It was always kind of an ... Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

As a fan or oral & popular history, and as a resident of Texas, I found this book compelling. As someone who was born in 1948, the days of the Depression have always seemed like very recent history ... Read full review


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