Please join us for lunch and conversation with Timothy Egan, a former media fellow with the Bill Lane Center and the National Book Award-winning author of The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl.
This talk will look at perhaps the largest, most sustained human-caused environmental disaster, the Dust Bowl, and the effort by the Roosevelt Administration to repair damage to a huge swath of the American midsection. It's useful for today, in that this was a precursor to human-caused global warming. The massive repair effort, sometimes comical, sometimes irrational, but earnest as well, showed that environmental restoration is not a lost cause.
Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer for The New York Times and the best-selling author of six books. In 2006 he won the National Book Award for The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl . In 2008-9, Egan was a western media fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West.