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Compelling story with haunting images
on November 21, 2012
Typically the Dust Bowl is only briefly covered in high school American history, and many of us best know its aftermath from reading "The Grapes of Wrath" but there is so much more to this story than most of us know. This book is a great companion to the film. Both expose the human story that our education system usually ignores. The book and film benefit from the availability of vivid photography that illuminates the heartbreaking stories told by the survivors that the filmmakers were lucky to interview, some of whom have died since the filming was done. I hope US history teachers will get this book for their classrooms and incorporate it into their curriculum.