The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill


  • Author: James Charlesworth
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 1603327 Bytes


**ONE OF POPSUGAR'S “10 BOOKS BY DEBUT AUTHORS TO WATCH IN 2019”** From a powerful new literary voice, a sweeping epic of one family and the destructive power of the American Dream All their lives, the children of George Benjamin Hill have fought to escape the shadow of their father, a dust-bowl orphan, self-made millionaire in bedrock American capitalism (fast food and oil), and destroyer of two families on his way to financial success. Now, they are approaching middle age and ruin: A failed ex–minor league ballplayer, divorced and mourning the death of his daughter in Miami; a self-proclaimed CIA veteran, off his meds and deciphering conspiracies in Manhattan; a Las Vegas showgirl turned old maid of The Strip, trying to stay clean; and an Ala...

Voices of the Dust Bowl

Voices of the Dust Bowl


  • Author : Sherry Garland
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1589809645


Voices of the Dust Bowl Book Description :

Voices from those who lived through the largest environmental catastrophe in American history. From 1931 to 1940, a combination of drought and soil erosion destroyed the fragile ecology and economy of the Great Plains. Evocative illustrations accompany poignant testimonies, including those of a farmer's wife, a banker, and a child who had never seen rain, to provide an emotionally charged account....

Voices of the Down and Out

Voices of the Down and Out


  • Author : Martin Butler
  • Publisher : Universitaetsverlag Winter
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105129857277


Voices of the Down and Out Book Description :

Woody Guthrie's songs about the Dust Bowl Migration and the Great Depression give expression to one of the bleakest periods in the history of the United States, bearing witness both to the economic and political turmoil and to the human erosion of the 1930s. Following a New Historicist approach, this study, incorporating a variety of previously unpublished materials, sets out to reconstruct the social and cultural potential of Guthrie's songs by exploring their manifold and intricate relationships with the cultural environment in which they were composed and performed. As a result, Guthrie's songs are shown to be deeply ingrained in the decade's culture: they criticize the deplorable social and political situation at the time, make sense of the incom...

The Worst Hard Time
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

The Worst Hard Time


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0547347774


The Worst Hard Time Book Description :

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 Tim...

Letters from the Dust Bowl
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Letters from the Dust Bowl


  • Author : Caroline Henderson
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806187945


Letters from the Dust Bowl Book Description :

In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains. Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahoma’s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Henderson’s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a woman’s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature...

The Dust Bowl
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Dust Bowl


  • Author : David Booth
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1550742957


The Dust Bowl Book Description :

Conditions are dry on Matthew's grandfather's farm, and when Matthew asks if the farm will have to be sold, his grandfather tells him the story of how their family stayed through the Big Dry, also known as the Dust Bowl....

Children of the Dust Bowl  The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Score: 4
From 126 Ratings

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


  • Author : Jerry Stanley
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307792471


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

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....

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age  U S  history

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age U S history


  • Author : Elizabeth H. Oakes
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Humanities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1573564737


Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age U S history Book Description :

Here is an expert guide for students to the vast resources on the Web. The handy A-Z format enables users to quickly research key topics in the history curriculum by using reliable, level-appropriate sites chosen by a curriculum expert. Each topical entry offers an annotated list of sites chosen for their accuracy and for their ability to answer questions generated by the curriculum. Citations include a detailed description of the site that discusses its strengths and weaknesses and explains how to navigate it most effectively. Other chapters present basic information about the Web--search engines and other search tools, how to evaluate Web material, and copyright and plagiarism issues--as well as handy information on resources for teachers and paren...

Dust Bowl Days

Dust Bowl Days


  • Author : Kate Connell
  • Publisher : National Geographic School Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0792245571


Dust Bowl Days Book Description :

Discusses the drought in the central United States in the 1930's that caused the "Dust Bowl". Text uses historical photographs and fictional stories to illustrate the causes and results of the dust bowl, and how it changed American society and history....

American Exodus
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

American Exodus


  • Author : James Noble Gregory
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195071360


American Exodus Book Description :

Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck's now classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms, drought, and economic hardship. It was a story that generations of Americans have also come to know through Dorothea Lange's unforgettable photos of migrant families struggling to make a living in Depression-torn California. Now in James N. Gregory's pathbreaking American Exodus, there is at last an historical study that moves beyond the fiction and the photographs to uncover the full meaning of these events. American Exodus takes us back to the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the war boom influx of the 1940s to explore the experiences of the more than one million Oklahomans, Arkan...

Out of the Dust
Score: 4
From 154 Ratings

Out of the Dust


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545517126


Out of the Dust Book Description :

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma....