The Time It Never Rained

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For Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent, and cantankerous Texas rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a foe that he must fight on his own grounds. Refusing the questionable help of federal aid programs, Charlie and his family struggle to make the ranch survive until the time it rains again--if it ever rains again.

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charles

Apr 6, 2020

When Even the Wells Ran Dry

Drought, prolonged drought, has always been a problem out West. Never has a rancher had enough water for his animals or his crops. And Charlie Flagg, a determined, old, maybe even angry man, fought to the bitter end. He would not give up. He was determined to hold out until the rains came again. This is his story of how he survived while the dry, dry, times continued to blister the land. This book demonstrates the drive and determination of the human spirit to hold on and hold out until times get better. A real good presentation of that. Elmer Kelton was so good at portraying the average individual all of us have met.

MacLvr88

May 23, 2009

Good read

An entertaining fast read with lots of interesting data about the not-so-old west.

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