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Lex Pk Library Book Discussion

Event Type: Adult
Date: 8/14/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Discussion of the book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl by Timothy Egan. Copies available at the library 301-863-8188.

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since.
Timothy Egan’s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, 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, Egan 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
Library: Lexington Park Library
Location: Lexington Park Library Longfellow Room
Contact: Kimberle D. Fields