In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Eganas National Book Awardawinning 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, athe stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respecta (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is aarguably the best nonfiction book yeta (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 SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.About thirty miles west, in Boise City, I found an invaluable tour guide to the past in Norma Gene Butterbaugh Young. My thanks to Norma for her help and memory, and for her service to the regiona#39;s history. Hundreds of family stories wouldanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Worst Hard Time|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2006-09-01|