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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the dust storms that terrorized ...Show synopsisPulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains during the Depression, going from sod huts to new framed houses to basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out.Hide synopsis
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Timothy Egan paints an arresting picture of the desperate times on the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Underlying the human tragedies are the environmental depredations brought on by greed and the "bubble" in the commodities markets for wheat during the years during and after World ...
When I began reading this book, I was unsure if the subject matter would hold my attention. Yet within the first 20 pages of the book, I was hooked. Timothy Egan is a master weaver of multiple storylines intertwined with facts and information to produce a hard-to-put-down work of historial significance ...
How upright people looking to better themselves descended into hell at the urging of the government and real estate speculators. Illustrates how the absence of today's basic knowledge about agriculture drove those same people to consume the resources that would answer their dreams - the soil itself. ...
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