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The Worst Hard Time Product Detail:

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 01 September 2006
  • ISBN : 9780547347776
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 149 voters

The Worst Hard Time Book Summary/Review:

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

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The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780547347776
GET THIS BOOKThe Worst Hard Time

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop

Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab

Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab
  • Author : Michael J. Lannoo
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780520264786
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"Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab brings fresh insight to the fertile ideas and writings of two innovators of early twentieth century ecology. In this insightful and important book, Michael J. Lannoo enriches the legacies of Leopold and Ricketts as early conservation-minded environmentalists and suggests that there is still much to be learned from them."--Katharine A. Rodger, editor of Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts "Lannoo creatively explores an important story of compelling historical characters with

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  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : LCCN:2005008057
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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.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781628924626
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Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? America's Disaster Culture offers answers to this question and a critical theory surrounding the culture of "natural†? disasters in American consumerism, literature, media, film, and popular culture. In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and minute detail, and Americans begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with fellow citizens and people worldwide. America's Disaster Culture

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • ISBN : 9780698163751
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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781574416756
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Most writers and readers of history have at one time or another wished that they could have been at some particular defining event in history. Whether it was a moment of a great decision, a major turning point that changed everything, or simply an intriguing occurrence, many scholars and others have on occasion wished that they “could have been there.” Texas history provides infinite Lone Star episodes to consider, rooted in the widespread assumption that Texas is a colorful, unique,

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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781498535700
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Ecological Entanglement in the Anthropocene brings together academics, activists, and artists to explore how human and nonhuman worlds act upon and transform one another. This book examines how numerous local practices can productively gesture to actions that exceed the current predictions of impending ecological destruction, with a particular focus upon agriculture, indigeneity and aesthetics.

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • ISBN : 9783030304102
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This book addresses the worst problems currently facing humanity and those that may pose future threats. The problems are explained and approached through a scientific lens, and categorized based on data involving global mortality, vulnerability, and threat level. The book presents indices of problem severity to compare relative intensity of current and potential crises. The approach avoids emotional argument using mainly empirical evidence to support the classification of relative problem severity. The author discusses multiple global problems and ranks them.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • ISBN : 9780593084038
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"A superior exploration of the consequences of the hollowing out of our agricultural heartlands."—Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Wendell Berry, a young writer wrestles with what we owe the places we’ve left behind. In the tiny farm town of Emmett, Idaho, there are two kinds of people: those who leave and those who stay. Those who leave go in search of greener pastures, better jobs, and college. Those who stay are left to contend with thinning communities,

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780393346374
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Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography: The definitive biography of a heroic chronicler of America's Depression and one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers. We all know Dorothea Lange's iconic photos—the Migrant Mother holding her child, the shoeless children of the Dust Bowl—but now renowned American historian Linda Gordon brings them to three-dimensional life in this groundbreaking exploration of Lange's transformation into a documentarist. Using Lange's life to

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  • Publisher : Prepper Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • ISBN : 9780692225509
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The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? Or is it a manifestation of a growing collective psyche that has learned, from traumatic events throughout our history, that preparedness is critical to human survival? For new preppers who think the worst is yet to come, this book offers a walk through

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781499056075
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This is a story of war and peace. It may have been the greatest crime of the century after the Bolshevik coup and Russian Revolution and the murder of the Russian Romanov Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five young children: four Grand Duchesses Olga, Anastasia, Tatiana, Marie and the Tsarevich, Alexis. It is our story. And I want to share it with you now because it is your story too.

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  • Publisher : University Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780817320140
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781498542395
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