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Hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, but some people think Mother Nature’s worst assault on America took place in the 1930s. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms that terrorized the High Plains during the darkest years of the Depression.
- Timothy Egan a national enterprise reporter for the New York Times and author of four books.
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