The Devil's Highway
  • Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Release Date : 16 November 2008
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 031604928X
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Book Description: 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."

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Genre : Political Science
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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 ...

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, "the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy" (The Atlantic). In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "...

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds....

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway

Author : Gregory Norminton
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Genre : Great Britain
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Three journeys. Three thousand years. One destination. The Devil's Highway is a thrilling, epic and timely tale of love, loss, fanaticism, heroism and sacrifice. 'Brilliant ... a powerful meditation on the damages - and the good - we have wrought, and will wreak, on the living world' Robert Macfarlane, Book of ...

Last Water on the Devil s Highway

Last Water on the Devil s Highway

Author : Bill Broyles,Gayle Harrison Hartmann,Thomas E. Sheridan,Gary Paul Nabhan,Mary Charlotte Thurtle
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Genre : Nature
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The Devil’s Highway—El Camino del Diablo—crosses hundreds of miles and thousands of years of Arizona and Southwest history. This heritage trail follows a torturous route along the U.S. Mexico border through a lonely landscape of cactus, desert flats, drifting sand dunes, ancient lava flows, and searing ...

The Hummingbird s Daughter

The Hummingbird s Daughter

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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Discover an epic historical novel of a young saint escaping death from Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels. This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts ...

Devil s Highway

Devil s Highway

Author : Benjamin Percy
Publisher : Upshot
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Brent Schoonover (Batman ‘66) present a nerve-racking thriller examining murder in the dark underbelly of America’s heartland. A young woman with a dark family secret embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father – only to discover he is just ...

Tijuana Book of the Dead

Tijuana Book of the Dead

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Catapult
Genre : Poetry
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From the author of Pulitzer-nominated The Devil’s Highway and national bestseller The Hummingbird’s Daughter comes an exquisitely composed collection of poetry on life at the border. Weaving English and Spanish languages as fluidly as he blends cultures of the southwest, Luis Urrea offers a tour of Tijuana, spanning ...

Snake Hunting on the Devil s Highway

Snake Hunting on the Devil s Highway

Author : Richard Lapidus
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On his first snake hunting trip to southeastern Arizona, the author was taunted and belittled by the owner of a small cafe because he expressed a fear of insects. The author extracted revenge by releasing a large rattlesnake in the crowded eatery. That's where the fun begins in this humorous ...

Nobody s Son

Nobody s Son

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Genre : Poetry
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Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea moved to San Diego at age three. In this memoir of his childhood, Urrea describes his experiences growing up in the barrio and his search for cultural identity....

The House of Broken Angels

The House of Broken Angels

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" (San Francisco Chronicle) story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend. National Bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist A New York ...

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've ...

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway

Author : Harold Bell Wright,Gilbert Munger Wright
Publisher : New York, London, D. Appleton
Genre : Scientists
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Mr  Mendoza s Paintbrush

Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush

Author : Luis Alberto Urrea,Christopher Cardinale
Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Tells a story of a graffiti artist, Mr. Mendoza, who goes about the Mexican village of Rosario creating masterpieces that reflect the social ills of the city. One day his paintbrush creates a miraculous event that no one in Rosario ever forgets....