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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
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the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
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Timothy Egan
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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 who 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
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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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
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the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
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The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20972313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780618346974
Lccn
2005008057
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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(OCoLC)ocm58788898
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20972313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780618346974
Lccn
2005008057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm58788898

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