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    Judge A Book by It's Cover ... Books YOU are reading or have read?

    Just go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble or wherever and share your favourite book dustjackets have read or are reading. ENJOY the thread...

    The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism
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    Excellent, just finished! I can't figure out why my crazy maternal grandfather moved them from a grren part of KS TO the Dustbowl epicenter, the Panhandle of TX, in the early 1930's! It is appalling that more than weather or bad luck, the Dustbowl was a result of a governmental policy cluster***k. They should call it the Bureau of Land Mismanagement.


    From Publishers Weekly
    Starred Review. Egan tells an extraordinary tale in this visceral account of how America's great, grassy plains turned to dust, and how the ferocious plains winds stirred up an endless series of "black blizzards" that were like a biblical plague: "Dust clouds boiled up, ten thousand feet or more in the sky, and rolled like moving mountains" in what became known as the Dust Bowl. But the plague was man-made, as Egan shows: the plains weren't suited to farming, and plowing up the grass to plant wheat, along with a confluence of economic disaster—the Depression—and natural disaster—eight years of drought—resulted in an ecological and human catastrophe that Egan details with stunning specificity. He grounds his tale in portraits of the people who settled the plains: hardy Americans and immigrants desperate for a piece of land to call their own and lured by the lies of promoters who said the ground was arable. Egan's interviews with survivors produce tales of courage and suffering: Hazel Lucas, for instance, dared to give birth in the midst of the blight only to see her baby die of "dust pneumonia" when her lungs clogged with the airborne dirt. With characters who seem to have sprung from a novel by Sinclair Lewis or Steinbeck, and Egan's powerful writing, this account will long remain in readers' minds.

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    The Mess They Made by Gwynne Dyer

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    Every couple of years I get motivated to read a book. And here it comes October 9th baby yeah!

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    Trying that again....

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    Jim, I really enjoyed that book! His first was good, but this one wrenched me as a woman even more. Deb

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    And I forgot to add, I just finished "100 Years of Solitude" , whew, what a classic, fantastico!

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    Interesting research on a bunch of Americanisms.
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    Somebody out there is reading a Harlequin but not admitting it. C'mon, fess up!

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