Canadian non-fiction, Canadian history
Berton describes the follies and tragedies of the decade-long Depression and criticizes the political leaders who failed to take the bold steps necessary to deal with unemployment, drought and despair. He portrays the ordinary people who struggled to survive, and… denounces the wealthy businessmen who stretched the laws and took advantage of their employees. Bestseller 1990. Nominated for the 1993 Torgi Award.