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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

Label
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
Language
eng
Summary
"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 homes 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 deaths 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."
Awards note
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Award for nonfiction, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Timothy
Dewey number
978/.032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F595
LC item number
.E38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F595
NAL item number
.E38 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Droughts
  • Dust storms
  • Depressions
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Promise: the great plowup, 1901-1930. -- The wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- pt. 2. Betrayal, 1931-1933. -- First wave -- A darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- pt. 3. Blowup, 1934-1939. -- Triage -- The long darkness -- The struggle for air -- Showdown in Dalhart -- Duster's eve -- Black Sunday -- A call to arms -- Goings -- Witnesses -- The saddest land -- Verdict -- Cornhusker II -- The last men -- Cornhusker III -- Rain
Control code
ocm58788898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618773473
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005008057
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)58788898
Label
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl, Timothy Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Promise: the great plowup, 1901-1930. -- The wanderer -- No man's land -- Creating Dalhart -- High plains Deutsch -- Last of the great plowup -- pt. 2. Betrayal, 1931-1933. -- First wave -- A darkening -- In a dry land -- New leader, New Deal -- Big blows -- pt. 3. Blowup, 1934-1939. -- Triage -- The long darkness -- The struggle for air -- Showdown in Dalhart -- Duster's eve -- Black Sunday -- A call to arms -- Goings -- Witnesses -- The saddest land -- Verdict -- Cornhusker II -- The last men -- Cornhusker III -- Rain
Control code
ocm58788898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780618773473
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005008057
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)58788898

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