The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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    Dayton Duncan is an award-winning filmmaker and author of numerous bestsellers, including The National Parks: America's Best Idea. He lives in New Hampshire.

    Ken Burns is an award-winning documentarian, whose previous projects include The Civil War and the Oscar-nominated Brooklyn Bridge. He lives in New Hampshire.
    In this riveting chronicle, which accompanies a documentary to be broadcast on PBS in the fall, 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. Burns and Duncan collected more than 300 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.

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    ISBN 9781452107943
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 231
    Publisher Date 2012-10-17 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 11.0 in
    Wdth 9.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 3.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Illustrated History
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Duncan, Dayton
    Country of Origin United States

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