The Devil's Highway: A True Story
The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of... show more
The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The book comes vividly alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted of writers are able to achieve.--"Los Angeles Times Book Review."
Publish date: September 19th 2005
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
, True Crime
, Cultural Studies
, Social Movements
, Social Justice
LSU Honors College selected this book for Summer Reading in 2012, hence, I read the book. I would love to rate this book as a three or four due to its subject content, but I simply cannot.My biggest problem is the way the book is structure. The author admits upfront that he could only collect so muc...
This is as good as it gets if you want a short but comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding our porous border with Mexico. All viewpoints are represented, and with surprisingly little bias on the part of the author. As a Mexican American, Urrea admits to an initial bias against the Border...
"In the desert we are all illegal aliens." This is the heart wrenching true story of the border crossers known as the "Yuma 26."On a fateful day in May, 26 men went into the desert to try their luck at crossing the border from Mexico into the United States. Their group got lost, their coyote stole ...
Urrea manages to address the immigration issue from a human perspective, attracting a wide variety of political persuasions to his work. The story is moving, the writing is excellent, and the message is clear. Immigrants are humans.