The Worst Hard Time

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
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Author(s): Timothy Egan
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2006
Product Number: EB00030559
Released: Sep 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547347776
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Description

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan's National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, "the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect" (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is "arguably the best nonfiction book yet" (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

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CD
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Author(s): Timothy Egan
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Genre: History
Product Number DD13532
Released: Feb 08, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400102204
eAudio
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Author(s): Timothy Egan
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Genre: History
Product Number Z10004368
Released: Feb 08, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400122202

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