The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this riveting chronicle (which accompanies the documentary broadcasted on PBS) 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...
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The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History

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Overview

In this riveting chronicle (which accompanies the documentary broadcasted on PBS) 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452119151
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 620,742
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

Ken Burns
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.

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Excellent history of the Dust Bowl

    This is a very well written history of the dust bowl told in Ken Burns very intimate style. You really get to know the people and the conditions they lived in. It has the people who lived through it tell their stories. My only complaint is that for my Nook Tablet, I couldn't enlarge the photos. Most of the photos are 1 inch by 1 and a half inches, and they can't be zoomed into to see the details, even though they are very good photos. The first 96 photos are all small, and starting with photo 97 sometimes you get a larger photo that you can actually see the details. It's almost as if two different people were formatting the photos and the first person didn't quite know how to do it. So that's why I gave this book only 4 stars. If photos are important to you, consider buying the hard copy book.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

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    Amazing

    How could people survice these hardships. Real Determination made this country great.

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    Posted January 16, 2013

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