The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin

The Children's Blizzard

By David Laskin

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings
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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


  • Amazing

    The Children's Blizzard is a great read. Overwhelmingly sad, but full of courage and strength. Reading this book was like being there.
  • Powerful Story

    By Pioneer Progeny
    Mr. Laskin's account of the 1888 Blizzard was a personal story for me: My Great Grandparents were school children who lived through it. His telling of this story is fascinating and heartbreaking. His account connected me with my ancestors in a powerful way. A must read for anyone who loves history, the pioneer story and weather.