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The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

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August 29, 2015, 4:00 PM CT

From the TALK series, The 1930s
Discussion Leader: Thomas Prasch

Egan describes the first of the new storms that would come to define the Dust Bowl: "Wasn't a sandstorm . . . . And it wasn't a hailstorm, though it certainly brought with it a dark, threatening sky . . . It rolled, like a mobile hill of crud, and it was black." Egan provides a masterful overview of the dust storms and their consequences for agriculture and people on the Great Plains. 312 pp. (2006)

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