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The devils highway chelsey sands university of arizona lrc 516 ssi 2012. Chronicles the true story of twentysix men who attempted to cross the mexican border into the southern arizona desert known as the devil s highway, describing how the men struggled to survive the deserts. Chapter 1 described the geography of southern arizona discussed in the book and the historical figures that contributed to the development of this area. A true story, by luis alberto urrea, little, brown and company, new york, 2008. From a pulitzer prize finalist, the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of u. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, gurba takes on.
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