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One Book - One Lincoln - 2007

One Book One Lincoln A joint venture of the Lincoln Journal Star and Lincoln City Libraries One Book - One Lincoln - 2007:
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Reviews of The Worst Hard Time

On-Line Critical Reviews of The Worst Hard Time

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About Timothy Egan

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Interviews with Timothy Egan

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About the book The Worst Hard Time

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Excerpts from The Worst Hard Time

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Discussion Questions for The Worst Hard Time

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Sites about the Dust Bowl era of United States history

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to the topics covered in The Worst Hard Time:

The libraries also have dozens of other books on United States History from this time period -- to browse a more complete list, conduct a subject search (or click here) on: Dust Bowl Era.

Here are some selected web sites containing information about the Dust Bowl era of United States history:

You'll also find articles about the Dust Bowl era, agricultural methods of the 1930s, and the Great Depression, in the following subscription databases available here through the libraries' "Research Resources." Have your library card # handy to log into these databases:

The National Book Awards

The Worst Hard Time won the prestigious National Book Award for 2006, for Non-Fiction titles, as well as several other noteworthy awards or citations. You can learn more at sites associated with some of the following awards or honors:



Other Communities reading The Worst Hard Time

As of the fall of 2007, Lincoln, Nebraska and the Lincoln City Libraries appear to be the first city to select The Worst Hard Time as the sole title for a full city-wide reading project! However, other communities or local organizations have included The Worst Hard Time in one way or another. Book Clubs or Other Programs
The Worst Hard Time has been has been selected by several local and regional book clubs throughout the United States since it was released in December 2005. The following are those with information and/or discussion comments available electronically -- most local groups do not put their post-discussion comments online.

If You Liked Reading The Worst Hard Time, You Might Like:

Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction

^-- A collection of links to various library and reading booklists around the country, hosted at the Waterboro Public Library site

Documentaries
  • Surviving the Dust Bowl by The American Experience [1998] [Episode of the television series The American Experience, presenting the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease -- even death -- for nearly a decade.]
  • The Plow That Broke the Plains; and The River [Documentaries, 1936 and 1938] [The Plow That Broke the Plains depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The River traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts.]


What Other Communities Are Reading

One Book Reading Promotion Projects (Library of Congress Center for the Book)



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