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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan Overview

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, 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, Egan 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 cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature.

Timothy Egan

About The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl Description

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who resides in Seattle, Washington. He currently contributes opinion columns to The New York Times as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent. In addition to his work with The New York Times, he has written six books, including The Good Rain, Breaking Blue, and Lasso the Wind. Most recently he wrote "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that

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Original Title The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl ISBN 0618773479 (ISBN13: 9780618773473 ) Edition Language English Literary Awards National Book Award for Nonfiction (2006), Borders Original Voices Award for Nonfiction (2006), Ambassador Book Award for American Studies (2007), Washington State Book Award for History/Biography (2006) (18)