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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
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
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
Tone
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
YDXCP
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Egan, Timothy
Dewey number
978.032
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F595
LC item number
.E38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Droughts
  • Dust storms
  • Depressions
  • Great Plains
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
Introduction: Live Through This -- I promise: Great Plowup, 1901-1930: Wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- Betryal, 1931-1933: First Wave -- Darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- Blowup, 1934-1939: -- Triage -- Long darkness -- Struggle for Air -- Showdown in Dalhart -- Duster's eve -- Black Sunday -- Call to arms -- Goings -- Witnesses -- Saddest land -- Verdict -- Cornhusker II -- Last men -- Cornhusker III -- Rain -- Epilogue -- Notes and sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm76910231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618773473
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)76910231
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl, Timothy Egan
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
Introduction: Live Through This -- I promise: Great Plowup, 1901-1930: Wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- Betryal, 1931-1933: First Wave -- Darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- Blowup, 1934-1939: -- Triage -- Long darkness -- Struggle for Air -- Showdown in Dalhart -- Duster's eve -- Black Sunday -- Call to arms -- Goings -- Witnesses -- Saddest land -- Verdict -- Cornhusker II -- Last men -- Cornhusker III -- Rain -- Epilogue -- Notes and sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm76910231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618773473
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)76910231

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