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  • Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Migrants

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394755182
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1987
    Disguised as an illegal alien, the author explores the outlaw realm of illegal immigration at the Mexican-American border and describes the role of the coyotes--mercenaries who sneak Mexican laborers into America
  • Hard Time: Voices From a State Prison, 1849-1914

    By Ted Genoways

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780873514330
    • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
    • Published: August 2002
  • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375501777
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 2000
    Combining a sociologist's eye for detail with a novelist's sense of drama and compassion, the author produces an account of his one-year stint as a corrections officer at Sing Sing that articulates the impasse between 'the need to imprison criminals and the dehumanization that almost inevitably takes place behind bars.' 352p.
  • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375726620
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2001
    The writer's account of his one-year stint as a security guard in New York's most troubled maximum-security prison, where the line between violator and violated is often unclear. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist; a New York TimesNotable Book. 336p. Pap.
  • Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727863
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: 2001
    Offers a personal account of the author's adventures riding the rails with America's hoboes and presents a factual glimpse into the world of the modern-day hobo.
  • Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400042449
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: February 2010
    From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award winner: a hugely illuminating book about roads and their power to change the world. Metaphorically and literally, roads bind our world, altering the landscape and the lives of those who inhabit it. Ted Conover explores six transformative byways. In Peru, the government attempts to build a highway through the Andes; in East Africa, retracing truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS; in the West Bank, traversing security checkpoints with both Palestinians & Israelis; the terrifying upsurge in car culture in China. A spirited, urgent book. 32 photos; 6 maps. 336p.
  • The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World

    By Ted Conover

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400077021
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2011
    From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of Newjack, an absorbing book about roads and their power to change the world.Roads bind our world—metaphorically and literally—transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them.With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores six of these key byways worldwide. In Peru, he traces the journey of a load of rare mahogany over the Andes to its origin, an untracked part of the Amazon basin soon to be traversed by a new east-west route across South America. In East Africa, he visits truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS. In the West Bank, he monitors highway checkpoints with Israeli soldiers and then passes through them with Palestinians, witnessing the injustices and danger borne by both sides. He shuffles down a frozen riverbed with teenagers escaping their Himalayan valley to see how a new road will affect the now-isolated Indian region of Ladakh. From the passenger seat of a new Hyundai piling up the miles, he describes the exuberant upsurge in car culture as highways proliferate across China. And from inside an ambulance, he offers an apocalyptic but precise vision of Lagos, Nigeria, where congestion and chaos on freeways signal the rise of the global megacity.A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected—how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back.

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