Download The Dirty Thirties: Tales of the Nineteen Thirties During Which Occurred a Great Drought, a Lengthy Depression and the Era Commonly Called the Dust epub
by William H. Hull
Thousands of people faced near starvation during the depression and drought days of the nineteen-thirties. People in cities sought ways to escape the devastating heat, to sleep at night, to breathe without suffocating from dust that filtered into homes and lungs, to obtain enough food just to keep their family alive. People on farms had more to eat but no spending money. While they lived on such things as cornbread and grease or potatoes alone, they saw their crops drying up and failing, to produce. Hordes of grasshoppers ate everything in sight, even some of the fence posts. In this book the author, William H. Hull, shares with you the experiences of 147 people who lived through those terrible years. People from 21 different states tell 151 different stories-all young people at the time, telling now how they managed to exist. Read about the black dust storm clouds that rolled in suddenly and wiped out vision, the heat that sometimes burst thermometers, how people fried eggs on the sidewalks. Read one person's lament about "How Mother, Canned, Patched and Prayed", or another's of how a rare rainstorm panicked the school kids. Read about using honey in radiators, about the thirty-four successive days of 100 or greater temperature in St. Louis, or how it was a struggle between severe blizzards in January and all-time heat records and dust in the summers. Written and edited by Hull, author of the best-selling ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE, a book about the "Armistice Day Blizzard of November 11, 1940"
William H. Hull
William H Hull (August 1, 1989)
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