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Quick review: A very well-written history of the Dust Bowl. The book covers the periods leading up to the Dust Bowl, starting with the population boom from the Homestead Act. There are the stories of several families from different regions which help move the history along in an enjoyable way. It's amazing what these people went through. No complicated scientific explanations or wind speed charts are found in the book, but that's not to say you won't learn why the Dust Bowl occurred. It's such an amazing part of US history that, in my mind at least, only got a couple of paragraphs in my high school textbook. My guess is that since the Great Depression was a much more "national" event which occurred at the same time, teachers and textbooks can devote very little time to the Dust Bowl. This book is a great supplement to what little you may know already.