I learned a lot but it was broken up and there was a lot of overlap between stories/towns. Read it for book club. Glad I listened I am not sure I would have persevered otherwise.
while the story this book told was fascinating toe the author could have tightened up the time line better. specifically the anecdotal stories went off sequence and things would get a little muddle. I am currently reading the big burn and the sequence is much better.
Unbelievable! Timothy Egan reports on the lives of several families that try to survive the dust storms of the 1930s in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Nebraska. The stories of how they managed one disaster after another is remarkable. Wish I had read this book before my in-laws, from Nebraska, had passed away, to hear what they remembered of this tragic time.
I thought it was going to be about the struggles people had during the dust bowl days, which it was to a point. I really didn't care for the seemingly endless editorial on how man caused it and how man is the scurge of the planet. I get that already.....
I've lived in Oklahoma almost all my life and never fully appreciated or understood the Dust Bowl era until I listened to this book. The story of the land and its people are beautifully told.
So many lessons and reminders for us today. If we cannot learn from this experience, what does will it take for the next generation?