The storms seemed to come from nowhere. As the 1930s started, the rains stopped and fierce winds kicked in. Soon rolling walls of dust began to invade the Great Plains. Crops were buried. Farms were lost. People were suffocated. And the nation, already suffering from the economic ravages of the Great Depression, now faced a new environmental threat. How long would it last? Could America's precious soil be saved? Would the country survive? Heroes like Franklin Roosevelt were determined to move forward and build a brighter future. Compelling first-person accounts, gripping facts, and descriptive maps and timelines make this book an engaging, enlightening, and informative read. Heartrending true-life photographs heighten the experience.