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The devil's highway : a true story

Urrea, Luis Alberto author

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  • Creator Louis Alberto Urrea
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Back Bay Books, [2014] ©2014
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 255 pages, 24 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9780316010801, 0316010804, 9780316746717, 0316746711
  • OCLC ocn880198386


  • 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. Only 12 men came back out.


  • "Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, April 2004." -- Title page verso.
  • Includes index.


  • Cutting the drag: Rules of the game -- Dead man's sign: In Veracruz ; Coyote and the chicken ; El guía ; Jesús walks among us ; In Sonoita ; A Pepsi for the apocalypse ; Bad step at bluebird ; Killed by the light -- In desolation: The long walk ; Their names ; Broken promise ; The trees and the sun ; Helicopters -- Aftermath: Aftermath ; Home
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