Dead in Their Tracks

Dead in Their Tracks

Crossing America's Desert Borderlands

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A true story documents the attempt of four Mexican nationals who risked their lives crossing the desert for a poorly paid job in El Norte to prevent their families in Mexico from starving.

Perseus Publishing
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.

Book News
Photojournalist Annerino, a native to the territory, joined four Mexican nationals determined to cross the border into the US illegally. He points out their choice of risking their lives with the desert and the border guards to work for a pittance, or watch their families starve. He also points out that more immigrants died crossing that border in 1998 alone than crossing the Berlin Wall during its entire existence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999
ISBN: 9781568581323
Branch Call Number: 917.904 An75d 1999
Characteristics: 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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