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The Resource 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, Timothy Egan

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The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Title
The worst hard time
Title remainder
the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation
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Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2007.
  • Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2006.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Book, 2007.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154661
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F595
LC item number
.E38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F595
NAL item number
.E38 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
Promise: the great plowup, 1901-1930 -- The wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- Betrayal, 1931-1933 -- First wave -- A darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- 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
Control code
2513383
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618346974
Lccn
2005008057
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58788898
  • (OCoLC)58788898
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
Promise: the great plowup, 1901-1930 -- The wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- Betrayal, 1931-1933 -- First wave -- A darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- 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
Control code
2513383
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618346974
Lccn
2005008057
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58788898
  • (OCoLC)58788898

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