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The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin

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The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
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    Nov 2004, 320 pages
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    Oct 2005, 336 pages

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Beth

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I found The Children's Blizzard to be written in a very poor style. While Laskin has a lot of interesting information, he strings it together like a poorly written term paper. He gives a great many unnecessary details - such as the hair style and eye color of Signal Corps members, which just detracts from the main points of the book. His jumping around in both topics and time sequence make the book dull and hard to read. Toward the end, when he gets to the parts about what happened to various individuals, he does draw the reader in - but I felt it was a bit too late. Lastly, as the descendant of Scandinavian/German settlers in North Dakota, I find his summary declaring the settlement of the plains as a failure, to be insulting to the hard work and fortitude of those sod-hut dwellers.
ryan

It was a decent book with good information but it was boring and jumped around too much. The subjects were seemingly unconnected for much of it.
Children's blizzard sucks

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