The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History

The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History

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The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452119151
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 328,581
File size: 36 MB
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About the Author

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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