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Dead in their tracks : crossing America's desert borderlands
Annerino, John.
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Publication Information:
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1320 Lexile.
Format :


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Central Library F786 .A57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In one of the hottest, loneliest spots on earth, John Annerino hooked up with four Mexican nationals determined to cross the border illegally. Their choice was simple: risk their lives crossing the desert for a poorly paid job in El Norte or stay in Mexico and watch their families starve. Annerino and his companions would have died in that vast, unforgiving land had they not shared the water they had and helped one another with the encouragement that seemed pointless at the time. Dead in Their Tracks is the true story of a desperate human struggle in a bleak, beautiful wilderness.

Author Notes

Photojournalist John Annerino has written for Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, and the New York Times. The author of eight books, he lives on the edge of the desert in Arizona.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
1 The Road of the Devilp. 7
2 Old Mexicop. 33
3 Path of Firep. 47
4 El Doradop. 69
5 Manhuntersp. 83
6 Seeing Ghostsp. 103
7 In Memoriamp. 133
Appendix A Expeditions by Foot, Horseback, and Wagon on the Camino del Diablop. 165
Appendix B Water Requirements for Crossing America's Killing Groundsp. 169
Appendix C Desert Rescuesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 195

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