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The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2008-11-16
ISBN : 9780316049283
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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 Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2008-11-16
ISBN : 031604928X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 "Devil's Highway." Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a "book of the year" in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-10-20
ISBN : 9781439566268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Gregory Norminton
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780008243753
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 the Year His fingers fastened about Her stone. He brought it to the light and held it to his nose. There was lightning locked inside. He rolled the stone in his palm to give it the heat of his body. She had come to him, catching his eye where she lay among dull flints. She alone among the stones had spoken. An ancient British boy, discovering a terrorist plot, must choose between his brother and his tribe. In the twenty-first century, two men - one damaged by war, another by divorce - clash over their differing claims on the land, and a young girl is caught between them. In the distant future, a gang of feral children struggles to reach safety in a burning world. A Roman road, an Iron Age hill fort, a hand-carved flint, and a cycle of violence that must be broken. As gripping as it is dazzling, The Devil's Highway is a bold and intimate novel that spans centuries and challenges our dearest assumptions about what it means to be civilised.

Last Water on the Devil s Highway

Last Water on the Devil s Highway Book
Author : Bill Broyles,Gayle Harrison Hartmann,Thomas E. Sheridan,Gary Paul Nabhan,Mary Charlotte Thurtle
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2014-02-20
ISBN : 0816598878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 summer heat. The most famous waterhole along the way is Tinajas Altas, or High Tanks, a series of natural rock basins that are among the few reliable sources of water in this notoriously parched region. Now an expert cast of authors describes, narrates, and explains the human and natural history of this special place in a thorough and readable account. Addressing the latest archaeological and historical findings, they reveal why Tinajas Altas was so important and how it related to other waterholes in the arid borderlands. Readers can feel like pioneers, following in the footsteps of early Native Americans, Spanish priests and soldiers, gold seekers and borderland explorers, tourists, and scholars. Combining authoritative writing with a rich array of more than 180 illustrations and maps as well as detailed appendixes providing up-to-date information on the wildlife and plants that live in the area, Last Water on the Devil’s Highway allows readers to uncover the secrets of this fascinating place, revealing why it still attracts intrepid tourists and campers today.

The Hummingbird s Daughter

The Hummingbird s Daughter Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2006-06-01
ISBN : 0759567514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 and family records for years to get an accurate story.

Devil s Highway

Devil s Highway Book
Author : Benjamin Percy
Publisher : Upshot
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN : 9781953165015
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 one piece of a national network of evil that snakes across the country and hides in plain sight. To catch the devil she must first embrace the darkness within.

Tijuana Book of the Dead

Tijuana Book of the Dead Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 1619025159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 from Skid Row, to the suburbs of East Los Angeles, to the stunning yet deadly Mojave Desert, to Mexico and the border fence itself. Mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind, Urrea explores duality and the concept of blurring borders in a melting pot society.

Snake Hunting on the Devil s Highway

Snake Hunting on the Devil s Highway Book
Author : Richard Lapidus
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2006-10
ISBN : 159858216X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 accounting of the true-life trials and tribulations of two unlikely friends, Richard Lapidus and Buz Lunsford, as they traveled hundreds of miles each summer to spend a few days and nights hunting for snakes, and found themselves in the middle of situations (sometimes dangerous--always funny), mainly around the Chiricahua National Monument and Highway 666. More than snakes were encountered on the summer trips, however; and, through humorous short stories, other desert creatures are discussed, including bats, arachnids, lizards, frogs, toads, turtles, birds, skunks, insects, spiders, rabbits, coatimundis, rangers, law enforcement officials and other unusual two and four-legged critters. As Master of Ceremonies of the Warren Earp Days and Western Book Exposition in 2002, Richard Lapidus stood before the large group and told the story of his first snake hunting trip to that very city of Willcox, Arizona. There was so much laughter and good cheer that Richard was overwhelmed. He later dusted off his notes, and with the assistance of many people, assembled the stories in this collection."

The Beast

The Beast Book
Author : Oscar Martinez
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 1781682976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, The Economist and The Financial Times “Harrowing” true stories from two years of immersion reporting on the migrant trail from Chiapas to Arizona—an “honorable successor to enduring works like George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier” (New York Times) One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse, but the rest vanished. Óscar Martínez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar soon after the abduction, and his account of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing stories he garnered from two years spent traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America and across the US border. More than a quarter of a million Central Americans make this increasingly dangerous journey each year, and each year as many as 20,000 of them are kidnapped. Martínez writes in powerful, unforgettable prose about clinging to the tops of freight trains; finding respite, work and hardship in shelters and brothels; and riding shotgun with the border patrol. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs, The Beast is the first book to shed light on the harsh new reality of the migrant trail in the age of the narcotraficantes.

The House of Broken Angels

The House of Broken Angels Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2018-03-06
ISBN : 0316516252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Times Notable Book / One of the Best Books of the Year from National Public Radio, American Library Association, San Francisco Chronicle, BookPage, Newsday, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Literary Hub "All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death." In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank. "Epic . . . Rambunctious . . . Highly entertaining." --New York Times Book Review "A raucous, moving, and necessary book . . . Intimate and touching . . . the stuff of legend." --San Francisco Chronicle "An immensely charming and moving tale." --Boston Globe

By the Lake of Sleeping Children

By the Lake of Sleeping Children Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0385484194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looks at those living in poverty in Tijuana, and the social and economic forces that make them desperate to cross the border

Queen of America

Queen of America Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2011-11-28
ISBN : 031619204X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, fiercely romantic, and riotously funny, QUEEN OF AMERICA tells the unforgettable story of a young woman coming of age and finding her place in a new world. Beginning where Luis Alberto Urrea's bestselling The Hummingbird's Daughter left off, QUEEN OF AMERICA finds young Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," with her father in 1892 Arizona. But, besieged by pilgrims in desperate need of her healing powers, and pursued by assassins, she has no choice but to flee the borderlands and embark on an extraordinary journey into the heart of turn-of-the-century America. Teresita's passage will take her to New York, San Francisco, and St. Louis, where she will encounter European royalty, Cuban poets, beauty queens, anxious immigrants and grand tycoons-and, among them, a man who will force Teresita to finally ask herself the ultimate question: is a saint allowed to fall in love?

Across the Wire

Across the Wire Book
Author : Luis Urrea
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2010-12-01
ISBN : 0307773744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity.

Nobody s Son

Nobody s Son Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780816522705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2009-05-19
ISBN : 9780316053402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush

Mr  Mendoza s Paintbrush Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea,Christopher Cardinale
Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1933693231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Devil s Highway

The Devil s Highway Book
Author : Harold Bell Wright,Gilbert Munger Wright
Publisher : New York, London, D. Appleton
Release : 1932
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Devil s Highway book written by Harold Bell Wright,Gilbert Munger Wright, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Devil s Highway On the Road in the American West

The Devil s Highway  On the Road in the American West Book
Author : Joan Myers,William Debuys
Publisher : Briscoe Ctr for Amer History Ut-Austin
Release : 2022-07-19
ISBN : 9781953480156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This haunting new collection of photographs documents the changing landscape and culture of the American West.

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Book
Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2010-06-16
ISBN : 9780316025263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 when she was young. 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 all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.