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The worst hard time [electronic resource] : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan.

Authors: Egan, Timothy.
Call number: eBook
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939.
Droughts -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century.
Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains.
Great Plains -- History -- 20th century.
Great Plains -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
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Title: The worst hard time [electronic resource] : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan.
Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 340 p. : ill., map.)
Contents note: pt. 1. Promise: the great plowup, 1901-1930. -- The wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- pt. 2. Betrayal, 1931-1933. -- First wave -- A darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- pt. 3. Blowup, 1934-1939. -- Triage -- The long darkness -- The struggle for air -- Showdown in Dalhart -- Duster's eve -- Black Sunday -- A call to arms -- Goings -- Witnesses -- The saddest land -- Verdict -- Cornhusker II -- The last men -- Cornhusker III -- Rain.
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Summary note: "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."
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index.
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ISBN: 9780547347776 (electronic bk.)
0547347774 (electronic bk.)
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