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Author: Timothy Egan Narrator: Jacob York Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200883226

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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.

 

 

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  • [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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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

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

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About the Author

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a New York Times columnist, and the author of several books. His Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher was named Best of the Month by Amazon.com, and The Worst Hard Time won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book.