The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl

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"The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. He follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived - those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave - Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression." Also includes information on alcohol, automobiles and leaving Dust Bowl, banks, bootleggers, cattle, cowboys, dust pneumonia, exodusters, farming, food foreclosures, grasses and grasslands, grasshoppers, Great American Desert, heat, homestead land, horses, houses, illnesses, Last Man Club, livestock, Native Americans, newspapers, prices, railroads, rainfall, relocation from Dust Bowl, Resettlement Administration, salaries, soil conservation, soil erosion, static electricity, tractors, tumbleweeds, winds and windstorms, etc.
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subject_facetDepressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains
Droughts -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century
Great Plains -- History -- 20th century
Great Plains -- Social conditions -- 20th century
title_displayThe worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
title_fullThe Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl [electronic resource] / Timothy Egan
title_shortThe worst hard time
title_subthe untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
topic_facetDepressions
Droughts
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
Dust storms
History
Nonfiction
Social conditions