This passage, from Chapter Five of Waiting for the Train, highlights some of the variety in how different people adapted to the circumstances of the Great Depression.
Chosen to Speak: Excerpt 1
Dave Arden, author of Chosen to Speak, struggled for years with a speech impediment…
Waiting for the Train: Excerpt 4
“Does one have to live amidst squalor and want and ignorance to experience real brotherhood?”
Waiting for the Train: Excerpt 3
A description of John MacDonald’s first encounter with the railway hobos of his time, and his disbelief at the nature of “The Jungle”.