By Don Brown
A speck of dirt is a tiny factor. in truth, 5 of them may perhaps healthy into the interval on the finish of this sentence.
On a transparent, hot Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up hundreds of thousands upon hundreds of thousands of those specks of airborne dirt and dust to shape a duster—a savage storm—on America's excessive southern plains.
The sky became black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off homes and automobiles, trains derailed, and electrical energy coursed in the course of the air. Sand and grime fell like snow—people obtained misplaced within the gloom and suffocated . . . and that used to be simply the beginning.
Don Brown brings the soiled Thirties to lifestyles with kinetic, hugely saturated, and vigorous art during this image novel of 1 of America's such a lot catastrophic typical occasions: the airborne dirt and dust Bowl.
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The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown