Vulliamy, Ed. Amexica: War Along the Borderline. Rev. and updated ed. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011.
Call no.: 363.45 V977a
Publisher's Description: In 2009, Ed Vulliamy traveled two thousand miles along the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Tijuana to Matamoros, a journey through a kaleidoscopic landscape of corruption and all-out civil war. He describes in revelatory detail the dreaded narco gangs; the smuggling of people, weapons, and illegal drugs; and the interrelated economies of drugs and the ruthless, systematic murder of young women in Ciudad Juarez. Amexica takes us far beyond today’s headlines. It is a street-level portrait, by turns horrific and sublime, of a place and people in a time of war as much as of the war itself, “an impressively rendered, nightmare-inducing account” (Kirkus Reviews, Top 25 Books of 2010).
Publisher's Book Page: http://us.macmillan.com/amexica/EdVulliamy
Telegraph review: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8159754/Amexica-War-Along-the-Borderline-by-Ed-Vulliamy-review.html
New York Times book review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/books/review/Jacoby-t.html?pagewanted=all