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The Devil’s Highway: A True Story

By: Luis Alberto Urrea
Published: 2005, ©2004
Pages: 239 (Includes Reader’s Guides)
Total Copies: 30
Genre: Nonfiction | Social Issues | Cultural, Immigrants & Hispanic | Regional, American Southwest & Mexico

Description: In this work of grave beauty and searing power—one of the most widely praised pieces of investigative reporting to appear in recent years—we follow 26 men who in May 2001 attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadly region known as the Devil’s Highway, a desert so harsh and desolate that even the Border Patrol is afraid to travel through it, a place that for hundreds of years has stolen men’s souls and swallowed their blood. Only 12 of the men made it out.

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