Coyotes: a journey through the secret world of America's illegal aliens

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Vintage Books, 1987 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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The compelling adventure of a young writer who poses as a Mexican wetback to discover the hardships, fear and camaraderie of illegal aliens crossing the border to work in the United States.

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"Coyotes" is a heart-wrenching portrayal of the struggles of undocumented workers in the United States. Ted Conover is an exceptional talent of his craft, following a group of migrant workers as they ... Read full review

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As I was preparing to work as a Border Patrol Agent, I wanted to read about the life of those making the journey and get to know more about who I would be working with. I respect this author for ... Read full review



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Ted Conover is the author of several books including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with Americaa (TM)s Hoboes. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He lives in New York City.