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The Resource The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

Label
The Worst Hard Time
Title
The Worst Hard Time
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
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Language
eng
Summary
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 SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
Summary
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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Writing style
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Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2007.
  • Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2006.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Book, 2007.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154661
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
Label
The Worst Hard Time
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:07979d71-ceda-4305-b689-98a7a95e94f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547347776
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Worst Hard Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:07979d71-ceda-4305-b689-98a7a95e94f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547347776
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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