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

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780618773473

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About the Author

TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of eight other books, most recently The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction. His account of photographer Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, won the Carnegie Medal for nonfiction. He writes a biweekly opinion column for the New York Times.

Reviews

[A] fierce, humane account of the dreams and extremes that crashed head on during the nearly decade-long calamity of the Dust Bowl. The New York Times

[A] vivid and gritty piece of forgotten history.
USA Today

"The Worst Hard Time" provides a sobering, gripping account of a disaster whose wounds are still not fully healed today.
Boston Globe

The Worst Hard Time is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction.
The Baltimore Sun

Egan has admirably captured a part of our American experience that should not be forgotten.
The San Francisco Chronicle

Egan is a passionate and accomplished writer...Read this for history, not inspiration or entertainment.
The Denver Post

Egan's account of the Dust Bowl era is a final, terrible rebuke to the policies of America's dying days of frontier expansion.
The Seattle Times

THE WORST HARD TIME is a flat-out masterpiece of historical reportage.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer