Join us in welcoming Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan for a signing of their new book and documentary The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History
In this riveting chronicle, which accompanies a documentary to be broadcast on PBS in the fall, Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
capture the profound drama of the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
Terrifying photographs of mile-high dust storms, along with firsthand
accounts by more than two dozen eyewitnesses, bring to life this
heart-wrenching catastrophe, when a combination of drought, wind, and
poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains
into a wasteland, killing crops and livestock, threatening the lives of
small children, burying homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt.
Burns and Duncan collected more than 300 mesmerizing photographs, some
never before published, scoured private letters, government reports,
and newspaper articles, and conducted in-depth interviews to produce a
document that may likely be the last recorded testimony of the
generation who lived through this defining decade.
We will have both the book and the documentary available for purchase.