Reader recommendation: The Worst Hard Time
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The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan, should be required reading in high school US history classes. Eganâ€™s creative nonfiction turns the people who lived through the Dust Bowl years into human beings with names and faces. A reader is able to follow their dreams and schemes â€“ all humbled by the destructive power of nature. This book is both a tribute to the American spirit and a cautionary tale.