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The Devil's Highway: A True Story


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janeyb, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by janeyb)
Whatever your views on immigration reform, you need to read this unforgettable true story. Urrea illuminates all sides of this issue. He is unbiased and a truly wonderful writer. I will be reading everything he has written.
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Little Wolf, August 13, 2012 (view all comments by Little Wolf)
"The Devil's Highway" refers to the hot, winding, desolate, Mexico to US route that has claimed lives for hundreds of years. Author Urrea chronicles the tales of cargo, human and otherwise, that risks this highway to "El Norte". Riches, freedom, servitude and gruesome death are all in the offing. These stories stem from historical record, humanitarian workers, survivors, families, border security, and the cold evidence of each corpse. The author fairly,and believably, weaves this input into a vivid human tableaux and document. The real thing.
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janeyb, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by janeyb)
This book was a Pulitzer prize finalist in 2005. I have to find out and read the book that won, because this book is the best book I have read since The Warmth of Other Suns. It is a true story about a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert. I hope this book will be made into a movie. Urrea is outstanding in his descriptions and detail. This book is heart-wrenching.
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7cats, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by 7cats)
An absolutely OUTSTANDING book and one that shows the reader just what the plight is of the potential "undocumented worker" from Mexico really is!

This book examines one border crossing into Arizona that went terribly bad and many of the men died in the harsh sun of Southern Arizona.

For anyone with an interest in the problems this country has with "undocumented workers", as I am, this book is quite fascinating to read!
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Amahia, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Amahia)
An American migration story for the 21st century.
Written by a journalist, Devil's Highway is interesting, balanced and informative. It is the tragic story of those who attempted but never became illegal immigrants. As Urrea narrates the story of the migrants lost in the desert, he provides all the background that brings them across the US-Mexico borderlands. Urrea teaches much about the region, border enforcement, the failure of policy, and the social and economic forces that propel migration.
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Product Details

Urrea, Luis Alberto
Back Bay Books
Emigration and immigration
Emigration & Immigration
Government - U.S. Government
United States Emigration and immigration.
Human smuggling - Mexican-
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Publication Date:
8.18x5.56x.81 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 239 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316010801 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "The book's rare power is that it is both epic in scope — a trek through the wilderness in search of 'the promised land' — and intensely personal."
"Review" by , "A reading of The Devil's Highway will undoubtedly brace your soul and remind you that all of us, rich or poor, brown, white, black or yellow, are traveling through these parts for only a little while."
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