In this beautifully-designed book, historian Albert Marrin looks at the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. He combines excellent discussions about prairie ecology, political decisions, and the potential for a recurrence; but what really sets this book apart are the haunting photographs. These photos, many by Dorothea Lange, reinforce the desperation and bleakness of the "Dirty Thirties." Pair this with Karen Hesse's novel Out of the Dust for a striking look back at this time.
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl