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The Second Six-Pack
Nominations for the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book for 2005

Letters from the Dust Bowl
by Caroline Henderson
Edited by Alvin O. Turner
University of Oklahoma Press

2001
pp. 278
trade paperback
ISBN 0806135
$14.95

“The life and writings of Caroline Henderson offer one of the more compelling stories of the American Experience.”

Henderson’s articles during the 1930s gave readers a vivid description of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains, and helped her fellow citizens understand many of the problems facing the American farmer. This collection of letters and articles presents an intimate portrait of her life. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival.

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Caroline Henderson (1877-1965) moved to the Oklahoma panhandle in 1907. Alvin O. Turner is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, East Central University, Ada. He is coauthor of Oklahoma at the Crossroads and the author of Index to Historic Records in Canadian County, Oklahoma.

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