The worst hard time the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl

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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 America's High Plains during the Depression.
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Unabridged.
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English
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9781400122202 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1400122201 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Patrick Lawlor.
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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 huts 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 death 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.Egan captures the very voice of the time-its grit, pathos, and abiding heroism-as only great history can. Combining the human drama of Isaac's Storm with the sweep of The American People in the Great Depression, The Worst Hard Time is a lasting and important work of American history.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Egan, T., & Lawlor, P. G. The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl. Unabridged. [United States].

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Egan, Timothy and Patrick G. Lawlor. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. [United States].

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Egan, Timothy and Patrick G. Lawlor, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. [United States].

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Egan, Timothy., and Patrick G Lawlor. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. Unabridged. [United States],

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