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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Devil's Highway refers to old track through some of the most inhospitable climate of the Arizona desert on the Mexican border, where temperatures are regularly well above 100 degrees and any man would need two gallons of water a day to survive. Luis Alberto Urrea tells the true story of a group of 26 men who crossed the border from Mexico illegally in May, 2001 and got lost along The Devil's Highway. Twelve men managed to survive. Urrea not only chronicles their descent into hell on earth, but the economic and cultural forces that drove them to attempt such a risky trek in search of a better life. Caught as pawns between governments and tempted by smugglers who seek only to profit from others' despair, these men were willing to take that risk, with disastrous consequences. The Devil's Highway has received positive reviews with the Detroit Free Press saying, "It's a beautiful book about a horrible trip."
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