In my mind, the Dust Bowl had long since been forgotten after a gentle introduction in 6th grade, until this book. Timonthy Egan explores the huge consequences of poor farming practices in the Central Plains during the tough times of Great Depression and drought of the 1930s. With a ton of research from these historical events and many interviews, he shares the stories from all sides and those interested in the depression era stories will get vivid tales from this book.
I grew up on watching the history channel when I got access to cable and before the channel went significantly down in quality. I was fascinated by the great depression, which was ironic, having grown up in poverty and going through mental comparisons. I want to expand my knowledge on the era as I believe great lessons and wisdom can be taken from those who live through the worst hard time.