Dust Bowl Stories from 'The Worst Hard Time'

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A young boy in the Dust Bowl region of the United States, circa 1935

A young boy in the Dust Bowl region of the United States, circa 1935

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During the Great Depression, many people fled the drought-stricken region that stretched from Nebraska to the Texas panhandle. The struggles of those who stayed are the subject of a book by New York Times reporter Timothy Egan.

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The Worst Hard Time

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

by Timothy Egan

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