The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

byTimothy Egan
Rating 6.5 /10 Readability
Read Time 12 hrs Readible On
Published: 2006Read: January 5, 2014Pages: 340
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

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.

Motivations to Read

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.

3 Reasons to Read

  • History of the Dust Bowl and the large storms that occurred during the great depression
  • Personal stories from a natural disaster
  • Connections between the environmental, governmental, political, and individual issues that are relevant still today
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posted March 18, 2016

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