Monday, April 25, 2011

The Worst Hard Time

AngelMay rates it: 4.9 stars

Oh. My. Gosh. This was a jaw-dropper. I can NOT imagine living through what these people endured. I discovered that I don't think much of Herbert Hoover who would not release a single penny of government money to help these people. It was not until FDR came to office that they received anything in the way of help.

This book must be read to know what life was really like for those who lived in the great Dust Bowl of the United States during the late 20's and early 30's.

I cannot give it 5 stars because the author misspelled a word - and the editor (if there was an editor) didn't give it its due attention so that it was corrected. I have great respect for the printed word and I am very unforgiving of grammatical errors within it.

Having said that, this is an amazing book that details an era in the United States we should all know - and vow never to allow to happen again. The strength and endurance of the people who experienced this catastrophe is nothing short of phenomenal.

Read it. You won't be sorry.

~ AngelMay