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On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Road Media
Publication date February 23, 2016
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781504029476
ISBN-10 150402947X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $12.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Tom Miller’s On the Border frames the land between the United States and Mexico as a Third Country, one 2,000 miles long and twenty miles wide. This Third Country has its own laws and its own outlaws. Its music, language, and food are unique. On the Border, a first-person travel narrative, portrays this bi-national culture, “unforgettable to every reader lucky enough to discover this gem of southwestern Americana.” (San Diego Union-Tribune) It’s a “deftly written book,” said the New Times Book Review. “Mr. Miller has drawn a lively sketch of this unruly, unpredictable place.” Traveling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, Miller offers “cultural history and fine journalism.” (Dallas Times Herald)
 
Among his stops is Rosa’s Cantina in El Paso, the Arizona site where a rancher sadistically tortured three Mexican campesinos, and the 100,000-watt XERF radio station where Wolfman Jack broadcasts nightly. He interviews children in both countries, all of whom insist that the candy on the other side is superior. On the Border, translated into Spanish, French, and Japanese, was the first book to identify and describe this land as a Third Country. Miller “knows this country,” says Newsday, “feels its joys and sorrows, hears its music and loves its soul.”


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Reprint edition from Open Road Media (February 23, 2016); titled "On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier"
9781504029476 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Tom Miller’s On the Border frames the land between the United States and Mexico as a Third Country, one 2,000 miles long and twenty miles wide.
from Backinprint.Com (November 1, 2000); titled "On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier"
9780595143344 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
Reprint edition from Univ of Arizona Pr (September 1, 1985); titled "On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier"
9780816509430 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Focuses on the people, problems, and folklore of the unique society living along the border between the United States and Mexico
Reprint edition from Ace Books (October 1, 1982); titled "On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier"
9780441626878 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: Focuses on the people, problems, and folklore of the unique society living along the border between the United States and Mexico, covering the culture, food, points of interest, and many other topics

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