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The Devil's Highway

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The Devil's Highway

Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Arizona Republic, and the Chicago Tribune.

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 twenty-six 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 twelve of the men made it out.

The Devil's Highway
by Luis Alberto Urrea

  • Publication Date: September 19, 2005
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316010804
  • ISBN-13: 9780316010801