Sand and Blood by John Carlos Frey audiobook

Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border

By John Carlos Frey
Read by Gustavo Rex

Bold Type Books, Nation Books, Hachette Book Group 9781568588476
7.04 Hours Unabridged
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A deeply reported investigation of the undeclared war the US is waging at its border with Mexico, detailing how and why it began, and the mounting costs, from lives lost to money wasted. The war on the US-Mexico border has turned the southern states into conflict zones, spawned a network of immigrant detention centers, and unleashed an army of ICE agents into every town and city in America. As award-winning journalist John Carlos Frey reveals in this groundbreaking book, this war has been escalating for decades. Politicians, defense contractors, and lobbyists laid the groundwork for it in the 1980s and 1990s. After 9/11, while Americans' attention was trained on the Middle East and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the War on Terror was ramping up on our own soil. It has been propelled by defense contractors seeking profits in a new theater; congress people who rely on racist fear-mongering about jobs lost to immigrants to turn out voters; and governors along the southern border who use the threat of terrorism to increase their budgets. Tens of thousands have been caught up in it: economic migrants, refugees, and families who are seeking jobs, opportunity, and freedom, or are fleeing various forms of violence; and undocumented people who have lived and worked in the US for years and are now living in fear or are locked in shockingly abusive detention centers. Taking readers to the border patrol outposts, unmarked graves, detention centers, and city streets where these battles are being waged, Sand and Blood is a frightening, essential story about a war we ignore at our peril.

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A #1 Amazon.com bestseller on Military Policy

A deeply reported investigation of the undeclared war the US is waging at its border with Mexico, detailing how and why it began, and the mounting costs, from lives lost to money wasted.
The war on the US-Mexico border has turned the southern states into conflict zones, spawned a network of immigrant detention centers, and unleashed an army of ICE agents into every town and city in America.

As award-winning journalist John Carlos Frey reveals in this groundbreaking book, this war has been escalating for decades. Politicians, defense contractors, and lobbyists laid the groundwork for it in the 1980s and 1990s. After 9/11, while Americans' attention was trained on the Middle East and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the War on Terror was ramping up on our own soil. It has been propelled by defense contractors seeking profits in a new theater; congress people who rely on racist fear-mongering about jobs lost to immigrants to turn out voters; and governors along the southern border who use the threat of terrorism to increase their budgets. Tens of thousands have been caught up in it: economic migrants, refugees, and families who are seeking jobs, opportunity, and freedom, or are fleeing various forms of violence; and undocumented people who have lived and worked in the US for years and are now living in fear or are locked in shockingly abusive detention centers.

Taking readers to the border patrol outposts, unmarked graves, detention centers, and city streets where these battles are being waged, Sand and Blood is a frightening, essential story about a war we ignore at our peril.

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Author Bio: John Carlos Frey

Author Bio: John Carlos Frey

John Carlos Frey is an award-winning investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work has earned five Emmy Awards, as well as the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Loeb Award, the Society for Professional Journalists Award, the Clarion Award, and the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcast Journalism, among many others. He is a special correspondent for the Marshall Project and PBS NewsHour and a longtime Investigative Fund journalist at The Nation Institute. His investigative work has been featured on 60 Minutes, PBS, and Dan Rather Reports and in the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Salon, Need to Know online, the Washington Monthly, and El Diario. His documentary films include The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon, The Invisible Chapel, The 800 Mile Wall, and The Real Death Valley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English