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Ocations 137 139How do you critiue a book that reads exactly ike the soundtrack of a Ken Burns documentary sounds This companion book to the PBS documentary of the same name The Dust Bowl An Illustrated History delivers much of the information and impact that you will also get from the video available through PrimeOral histories rank among my favorite genres Add illustrations and you ve definitely won me for a fanRecommendation Highest recommendations go to both the book and the video For all ages ecologically aware or environmental neophyte The Dust Bowl

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on the ist the top three four five environmental catastrophes in world history But those took place over hundreds and even thousands of years of deforestation We created a world class environmental disaster in a matter of forty or fifty years Kindle Locations 3667Chronicle Books LLC Kindle Edition 232 pages 4939 Kindle Locations Living in southern Colorado and spending a The Necropastoral lot of time around Kansas Oklahoma and Texas I had heard of the Dust Bowl and driven through towns where time seemed to have stopped c 1935 but I really didn t know much about what happened or whyI have not seen the documentary but I certainly recommend the book It does not go into great detail regarding the science of what happened though it does give a brief summary and clues are picked up throughout the reading However it is a highly personal record in that the stories are told by children now aged adults who grew up during the Dust Bowl era and witnessed and often participated in their familes struggle to survive an environmental catastrophe partly of man s own making Human greed and ignorance combined with aengthy drought and the Great Depression to create some of the most miserable circumstances any American has probably ever experienced The stories do not shy away from the bleakness of the soul mirrored by that of the destroyed Sentido Social landscape and yet the reader emerges inspired by a profound sense of hope inearning about those who were driven by their own stubbornness character and work ethic to at Cook Once Eat Twice least keep their families fed if they were unable to even feed their ownivestock Oddly some people didn t Easy Dinners learn and the disaster could easily have been repeated in the 50 s if not for the fact that drought wasess severe while some people did indeed Moonlight Murders On Lovers Lane Crimescape Book 16 learn theesson and farm responsiblyThe book also raises the uestion of government assistanceinterference FDR acted through the New Deal to help address some of this disaster Not all his ideas were good planting millions of trees to keep the dust from blowing west But some desperately needed assistance did arrive and while not all were able or willing to receive such help there were nevertheless some who did A government supported scientific study contributed to better farming practices that many New Blood learned from and the disaster was not repeated Theie is given to the idea that the government should never interfere in the ives of its people but at the same time the book acknowledges that in some instances where the government stepped in it never stepped out either I recorded on DVR the multi evening documentary and watched several of them but saw this book in the ibrary and decided to read in the The Daguerreotypist library and decided to read alongside I thought the book did just as wonderful of a job as the documentary in describing personal stories of this economicclimaticsocial disasterPictures were beautiful in a haunting ugly story telling wayMy grandma her family were farmers didn t have such horrifyingly destitute stories of this time but she traveled to California for a few years to pick fruit before returning to Oklahoma Since I noonger have my grandma here with me these stories felt very personal to visualizing the The Druids lifestyle of the times Highly recommend. Uncan collected than 300 mesmerizing photographs some never before published scoured privateetters government reports and newspaper articles and conducted in depth interviews to produce a document that may Recollections Grave And Gay Of A Virginia Lady During The Late War likely be theast recorded testimony of the generation who ived through this defining deca. ,

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This is a great book on a fascinating yet tragic time in American historyTelling the story of the agricultural catastrophe known as the Dust Bowl in photographs and witness reports it speaks directly to the reader showing the various stages and facets of the worst man made disaster the country had ever experienced up to date It clarifies the reasons for the dust storms how they developed why they spread and became worse with the years and what were the conseuences both economic and socialBut most of all it tells stories of individuals ives It tells the stories of people who had nothing but their dreams for the future to Darkness Rises Reign 0 5 live for and who saw those dreams turn into nightmares when theand they owned the only asset they relied on for their existence turned into heaps of sand and dust It tells the story of those who died of the dust air they breathed over years of those who packed and moved westwards Macmillan Mcgraw Hill Reading like the famous fictional characters in Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath only to face new hardships when they arrived in places where they were not welcomeThe book is based on a documentary which I have not seen yet but it is well worth reading on its own and the photographs are haunting me still I spent many hoursooking into those vacant hopeless faces feeling deeply saddened and touched by their stories and by the knowledge that part of the disaster could have been prevented if human hubris and greed had not gained the upper hand over The Peoples Dynasty long term agricultural reasoningThis is a well made history book offering high uality information and reading pleasure as well as an interesting angle to the Great Depression era focusing on rural tragedies rather than stock market crashes and soup kitchens and gangsters in the big citiesHighly recommended This book really broughtife to those who endured the dust bowl era It personalized the experience I have a new found respect for who endured the dust bowl era It personalized the experience I have a the dust bowl era It personalized the experience I have a found respect for Great Plains the people who Castle Eppstein live there and the fragility of our eco system I enjoyed the style the book was written in and the illustrastions were fantastic I recommend this to anyone interested inearning about an important piece of US history I remember the stories my mom and dad would share when the clouds of *darkness came rumbling across the plains Mom grew up in Davis Ok and dad was in Fredrick *came rumbling across the plains Mom grew up in Davis Ok and dad was in Fredrick This story conveys everything this told me It didn t matter what you did or how hard you tried the dust come pouring in everywhere Nadena DawsonCould this disaster have been prevented The obvious answer today is yes No one knew about crop rotation back then They planted and planted and kept on planting Wheat had taken the Saving Mona Lisa lead over cotton and was the cash crop of the day I believe the most damage came from those who didn tive on the After The War Is Over land buteased it and hired others to work it Imagine over eleven million acres being tilled and cultivated for one crop wheat No one thought it would end Prices would never fall and everyone would get rich Sound familiar That aside the people that stayed and fought it out to the bitter end would become the backbone of this great country They endured not only the dustbowl but also the depression I call that a double whammy The Coup de grace came on Sunday April 14 1935 For once the skies were clear Not a sign of a brewing tempest Families came outside to breathe the clean air Others decided to have picnics Some went out to inspect crops and Dwelling livestock Others completed a good airing out the house to remove the smell and taste of the dust that had so dominated their prior months One family chose the day to bury family members They hoped the worst was overWhat came next could be compared to the hurricane in 1900 that devastated Galveston Island A storm two hundred miles wide moving a sixty miles an hour cr. In this riveting chronicle which accompanies a documentary to be broadcast on PBS in the fall Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns capture the profound drama of the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s Terrifying photographs of mile high dust storms along with firsthand accounts by than two dozen eyewitnesses bri. Ashed into New Mexico Kansas Texas and Oklahoma Four to six hours of blackness Day turned to night Nowhere to hide Many they were convinced it was the end of the world The Palm Sunday storm was theast straw for some families For others it was another day to start digging out and recoveringThree forces allowed the country to survive and eventually turn the tide The WPA organization put people to work What a novel idea Today people want a hand out Back then they wanted to work to ive and hopefully dig themselves Out And Start Again and start again second was Henry Finnell A soil conservationist who had an idea on how to reclaim the blowing sands And thirdly the most precious commodity of all RAIN The essons earned allowed the Midwest South and Southwest States To Plant Responsibly And Prepare states to plant responsibly and prepare feed a country that would shorty be involved in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century The photographs were an excellent addition to the workFive Stars We ate so poorly that the hobos wouldn t come to our house There is a strange new population of 250000 in California and this number grows at the appalling rate of something ike 100 a day Two years ago almost the same time of year I read Timothy Egan s The Worst Hard Time The Untold ago almost the same time of year I read Timothy Egan s The Worst Hard Time The Untold of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl Timothy Egan in fact is uoted freuently throughout the pages real or electron I m sort of an amateur historian when it comes to disasters in America in the 1900s be it man made or natural I originally started down this path after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 with the intention of trying to figure out when and why Americans moved from a self sufficient get going again attitude to a sit back and wait for a government handout when it came to these disasters I think this would be an outstanding topic for a doctoral thesisAt any rate the Dust Bowl so than most others is a fascinating topic to me partly because I I Survived Rumbuli live in Oklahoma but mostly because the people thatived through it were of the mindset that believed in never giving up no matter what circumstances they were facing over 9 years of severe extreme drought osing millions of tons of topsoil and millions of dollars in crops Over 75% of the farmers and their families stayed in the broad area eking out a meager existence and expecting it to get better next yearI preach and minister at an assisted iving center every Sunday in Southern OKC and many of the residents are old enough to remember The Tyranny Of Experts living through that time I could sit andisten to them tell their stories for hours about those black clouds of dust rolling in covering and smothering everything and the actions that were taken to recover The book is an excellent chronological account of this man made disaster both from the survivors and from the Unobtainable Eternity Series 1 local state and federal government responsesI highly recommend this book Terrifying illustrations poignant oral histories and informative text brought the Dust Bowl era toife This is an excellent companion book to the Ken Burns PBS series It s the simultaneous story of the extreme hardship in the 1930 s with the story of man s consuming of resources which caused the extreme hardship A sentence from one of the admirable people in the book Caroline Henderson tells it all when she talks about the consumption of water in the Ogallala auifer which started at the end of the Dust Bowl Here again we come up against the hard fact that every material resource comes to an end unless constantly replenished ILLUMINATING AND ENLIGHTENING Let me tell you how it was I don t care who describes it to you nobody can tell it any worse than what it was And no one exaggerates there is no way for it to be exaggerated It was that bad Don Wells Cimarron County Oklahoma Kindle Ng to Christianity life this heart wrenching catastrophe when a combination of drought wind and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland killing crops andivestock threatening the ives of small children burying homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt Burns and .

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