Timothy egan's new book, the worst hard time, takes the shape of a classic disaster tale we meet the central characters (the nesters who farmed around the oklahoma and texas panhandles) dire warnings (against plowing) are voiced but ignored and then all hell breaks loose.
In the worst hard time egan lets it rip this is a sad and angry book, written with vivid description and a propulsive prose all the more remarkable for the fact that most of the people who lived through this story are no longer alive to tell the tale.
The worst hard time is an epic story of blind hope and endurance almost beyond belief it is also, as tim egan has told it, a riveting tale of bumptious charlatans, conmen, and tricksters, environmental arrogance and hubris, political chicanery, and a ruinous ignorance of nature's ways.
Our reading guide for the worst hard time by timothy egan includes a book club discussion guide, book review, plot summary-synopsis and author bio. In the worst hard time, timothy egan's main thesis is to assert that both the government and private business sectors are responsible for the horrible dust bowl of the 1930sthe government is to.
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 worst hard time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (austin statesman journal). The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great american dust bowl is an american history book written by new york times journalist timothy egan and published by houghton mifflin in 2006 it tells the problems of people who lived through the great depression's dust bowl, as a disaster tale.