The Resource Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth

Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth

Label
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border
Title
Across the wire
Title remainder
life and hard times on the Mexican border
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth
Title variation
Life and hard times on the Mexican border
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a book of fragments, stories of moments in the lives of people along the Mexican border
  • "Offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border--a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have ever seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and 'official translator' of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey 'across the wire' into the United States."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Dewey number
972/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN120.T52
LC item number
U77 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
HN 120 .T52
NLM item number
U81a 1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lueders-Booth, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
  • Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Mexico
  • North America
Label
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth
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Publication
Note
"Anchor world views books"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sifting through the trash -- Negra -- Los cementeros -- Happy birthday, Laura Patricia -- Good Friday -- Pamplonada : a fire in Tecate -- Tijuana cop -- The last soldier of Pancho Villa -- Meet the Satanicos -- Father's Day -- Epilogue : Christmas story
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780385425308
Lccn
92012680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1552377
  • (OCoLC)26551974
  • 1549434
  • (OCoLC)ocm26551974
  • 1549434
  • 1552377
  • 1552377
Label
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth
Link
Publication
Note
"Anchor world views books"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sifting through the trash -- Negra -- Los cementeros -- Happy birthday, Laura Patricia -- Good Friday -- Pamplonada : a fire in Tecate -- Tijuana cop -- The last soldier of Pancho Villa -- Meet the Satanicos -- Father's Day -- Epilogue : Christmas story
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780385425308
Lccn
92012680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1552377
  • (OCoLC)26551974
  • 1549434
  • (OCoLC)ocm26551974
  • 1549434
  • 1552377
  • 1552377

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