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The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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Oct 01, 2013

it was amazing

The Worst Hard Time is a truly gripping story of Dust Bowl survivors that's as tough to put down as the best novels, and its appeal is heightened by the fact that it's all true. I was particularly interested in the portions of the book dealing with Dalhart, Texas, since I have family there; the desolation of the present-day town, the allure of the XIT ranch name, and the folly of those who tampered with nature are explained in a very moving way.

As an aside, this is a great book to read before watching Ken Burns's "Dust Bowl," since Burns interviewed some of the same survivors.

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Reading Progress

October 1, 2013 – Shelved
October 1, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 7, 2014 – Started Reading
October 12, 2014 – Finished Reading

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