The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
Author: Egan, Timothy
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 0547347774
ISBN 13: 9780547347776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Hard Time Book Review:

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy 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, he 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). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
Author: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781663611857
ISBN 13: 1663611858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Hard Time Book Review:

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X004903627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Hard Time Book Review:

Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation.

A Pilgrimage to Eternity

A Pilgrimage to Eternity
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0735225249
ISBN 13: 9780735225244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pilgrimage to Eternity Book Review:

From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed mind, body, and soul (New York Times). "What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts "Egan draws us in, making us feel frozen in the snow-covered Alps, joyful in valleys of trees with low-hanging fruit, skeptical of the relics of embalmed saints and hopeful for the healing of his encrusted toes, so worn and weathered from their walk."--The Washington Post Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0307794717
ISBN 13: 9780307794710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Rain Book Review:

A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 0307557308
ISBN 13: 9780307557308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lasso the Wind Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award "Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times "Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times "They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends. Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going. "The writing is simply wonderful. From the opening paragraph, Egan seduces the reader. . . . Entertaining, thought provoking." --The Arizona Daily Star Weekly "A western breeziness and love of open spaces shines through Lasso the Wind. . . . The writing is simple and evocative." --The Economist

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl
Author: Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1452119155
ISBN 13: 9781452119151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dust Bowl Book Review:

This “riveting” companion to the PBS documentary “clarifies our understanding of the ‘worst manmade ecological disaster in American history’” (Booklist). In this riveting chronicle, 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 more than two dozen eyewitnesses, bring to 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 and livestock, threatening the lives of small children, burying homesteaders’ hopes under huge dunes of dirt—and setting in motion a mass migration the likes of which the nation had never seen. Burns and Duncan collected more than three hundred mesmerizing photographs, some never before published, scoured private letters, government reports, and newspaper articles, and conducted in-depth interviews to produce a document that may likely be the last recorded testimony of the generation who lived through this defining decade.

Water

Water
Author: Marq De Villiers
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780618127443
ISBN 13: 0618127445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Book Review:

Examines the political and ecological consequences of the uses and misuses of water as increasing demands threaten the global supply--issues compounded by decreasing water table levels and rampant pollution.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0618969020
ISBN 13: 9780618969029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher Book Review:

A narrative account of the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document a disappearing North American Indian nation offers insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate and the posthumous discovery of his considerable achievements. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big Burn. 75,000 first printing.

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl
Author: Donald Worster,Hall Distinguished Professor of History Donald Worster
Publsiher: New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035331985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dust Bowl Book Review:

Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.

Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN 10: 0307800407
ISBN 13: 9780307800404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Blue Book Review:

“No one who enjoys mystery can fail to savor this study of a classic case of detection.” —TONY HILLERMAN On the night of September 14, 1935, George Conniff, a town marshal in Pend Oreille County in the state of Washington, was shot to death. A lawman had been killed, yet there seemed to be no uproar, no major investigation. No suspect was brought to trial. More than fifty years later, the sheriff of Pend Oreille County, Tony Bamonte, in pursuit of both justice and a master’s degree in history, dug into the files of the Conniff case—by then the oldest open murder case in the United States. Gradually, what started out as an intellectual exercise became an obsession, as Bamonte asked questions that unfolded layer upon layer of unsavory detail. In Timothy Egan’s vivid account, which reads like a thriller, we follow Bamonte as his investigation plunges him back in time to the Depression era of rampant black-market crime and police corruption. We see how the suppressed reports he uncovers and the ambiguous answers his questions evoke lead him to the murder weapon—missing for half a century—and then to the man, an ex-cop, he is convinced was the murderer. Bamonte himself—a logger’s son and a Vietnam veteran—had joined the Spokane police force in the late 1960s, a time when increasingly enlightened and educated police departments across the country were shaking off the “dirty cop” stigma. But as he got closer to actually solving the crime, questioning elderly retired members of the force, he found himself more and more isolated, shut out by tight-lipped hostility, and made dramatically aware of the fraternal sin he had committed—breaking the blue code. Breaking Blue is a gripping story of cop against cop. But it also describes a collision between two generations of lawmen and two very different moments in our nation’s history.

The Big Burn

The Big Burn
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 0547416865
ISBN 13: 9780547416861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Burn Book Review:

National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl
Author: Don Brown
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0547815506
ISBN 13: 9780547815503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great American Dust Bowl Book Review:

The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today. Presented in comic book format.

The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0544272471
ISBN 13: 9780544272477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortal Irishman Book Review:

"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe “Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.” — New York Times Book Review In this exciting and illuminating work, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, both rollicking and haunting, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time. A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years later he was “back from the dead” and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. Meagher’s rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Afterward, he tried to build a new Ireland in the wild west of Montana—a quixotic adventure that ended in the great mystery of his disappearance, which Egan resolves convincingly at last. “This is marvelous stuff. Thomas F. Meagher strides onto Egan's beautifully wrought pages just as he lived—powerfully larger than life. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life.” — Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat “Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan . . . A gripping, novelistic page-turner.” — Wall Street Journal

Children of the Dust Bowl The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

Children of the Dust Bowl  The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Jerry Stanley
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-26
ISBN 10: 0307792471
ISBN 13: 9780307792471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Dust Bowl The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Review:

Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field.

The Worst Noel

The Worst Noel
Author: Collected Authors of the Worst Noel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061871192
ISBN 13: 9780061871191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Noel Book Review:

Does the thought of mistletoe give you hives? Does the sound of jingling bells instill fear in your heart? Do you hide under the covers from the day after Thanksgiving till New Year's Day? And even if you love Christmas, do the hyperconsumerism, overindulgence, and tinsel-covered everything make you crazy? If you said yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you. You are not alone. Everyone has a Christmas-nightmare story to tell. Some of the best writers around have gone through some of the worst Christmases ever. Their tales of holly-draped horror are gathered here for your amusement, from NEAL POLLACK's Christmas-ham disaster to the accidental Santahood of JONI RODGERS to BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM's receiving what may be the worst gift ever given. And Stanley Bing gives us a peek at the lonely guy's Xmas feast. All this, plus many more recollections of Worst Noels past. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog, chisel off a piece of rock-hard fruitcake, and curl up in the big comfy chair by the fireplace where the stockings have been hung with such care -- and settle in to read The Worst Noel.

The Winemaker s Daughter

The Winemaker s Daughter
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1400034108
ISBN 13: 9781400034109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winemaker s Daughter Book Review:

Brunella, an accomplished Seattle architect, stumbles upon a a web of family secrets, while struggling to help her aging father protect his beloved vineyard during a drought that is ravaging the Pacific Northwest and investigating the death of her brother Niccolo, killed while fighting a wildfire in the nearby forest. A first novel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hard Times

Hard Times
Author: Charles Dickens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1854
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10923689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard Times Book Review:

The Dirty Thirties

The Dirty Thirties
Author: Brinkley Howard,Historycaps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 9781621074250
ISBN 13: 1621074250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dirty Thirties Book Review:

In this book, Brinkley will take you through a short history of the "Dirty Thirties."

The Echo Maker

The Echo Maker
Author: Richard Powers
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780374706548
ISBN 13: 0374706549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Echo Maker Book Review:

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother's refusal to recognize her, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder. Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition. Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations–one of the greatest spectacles in nature–The Echo Maker is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation. The Echo Maker is the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction.