The definitive history of the Great Depression
T.H. Watkins was a well-known environmental writer and historian before his death in 2000. He was a recipient of the LA Times Book Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
A discerning, information-packed and emotionally charged survey of America's crucible...The photographs and their long, illuminating captions do a fine job of conveying America's dark night...Heartfelt and wide-ranging, and timely as well, as we continue to grapple with the nurturing sort of government put in place by FDR - Kirkus