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 26 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 mens souls and swallowed their blood. Only 12 of the men made it out.
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Streaming video of Luis Alberto Urrea's visit to the UC Davis campus, including the November 27th writing workshop and the November 28th Mondavi talk as well as the panel that followed are all available by clicking on "Teaching" in the menu above or by clicking here.
Learn more about the experience described in the book with an interactive map, created by Derek Hunziker and Nathan Couch in Glenda Egan Drew's Design class. Also, read an article written about the map in the California Aggie.
Now in its sixth year, The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated after September 11th to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus community to read the same book and attend related events.
The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations’ mission to improve both the campus climate and campus community relations, to increase diversity, and to promote equity and inclusiveness.
More information about past, present and future book projects and other OCCR initiatives is available on their web site