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The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history

Author: Dayton Duncan
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For almost a decade, a devastating combination of drought, wind, and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland. Ceaseless "black blizzards," turned night into day, killed crops and livestock, threatened the lives of small children, and buried homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt. The authors tell the story through private letters, newspaper accounts, and vivid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton Duncan
ISBN: 9781452107943 1452107947
OCLC Number: 769289621
Notes: "Based on a film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, and Julie Dunfey, written by Dayton Duncan."
Description: 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The great plow up --
Midnight with no stars --
The crucible --
Dust to eat --
The end of the world --
Reaping the whirlwind --
Grab a root and growl --
Canaan land --
Thou shalt not bear false witness --
Okies --
The cruel crisis --
The western gate.
Responsibility: by Dayton Duncan ; based on a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, and Julie Dunfey ; written by Dayton Duncan with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Aileen Silverstone and Susan Shumaker.

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"This riveting, illustrated volume of vivid written and oral history extends the scope of the film...and clarifies our understanding of the 'worst manmade ecological disaster in American Read more...

 
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