The Worst Hard Time

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Timothy Egan

I recently read the Livingston Reads 2008 book, The Worst Hard Time, the untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan. I don't usually read history but this book grabbed me and I learned a great deal about the decade of the '30 and the terrible life of the people of the Dust Bowl. After I read the book, I checked out the DVD, Surviving the Dust Bowl and was amazed at how closely the DVD followed the book, even interviews by some of the same people. Both the book and the DVD present "the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease- even death- for nearly a decade."

Sue, Youth Services

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