For those who enjoy John Steinbeck’s novels, especially his Pulitzer-prizewinning The Grapes Of Wrath, this seems like it would be an excellent companion piece, with a Woody Guthrie CD as musical accompaniment. I’m fascinated with all aspects of this period of history, and I’m lucky to be old enough to have had teachers and relatives and friends who have given me firsthand accounts of encounters with the “black blizzards.”
I saw this at What The Book a couple of months ago, but I was being cheap with myself that day and promised that I’d get it “next time”. You guessed it: Someone else with great reading taste grabbed it. Here’s hoping that it won’t have to linger on my wishlist for long.