Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez / Edition 1

Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez / Edition 1

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by Jimmy Breslin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1400046823

ISBN-13: 2901400046828

Pub. Date: 02/25/2003

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America’s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an

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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America’s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented worker, along with broader issues of municipal corruption and America’s deadly and controversial border policy.

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ISBN-13:
2901400046828
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
213

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Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally I have politically been of the persuasion that illegal immigrants should be sent back. However, this book certainly tempered my thoughts it is an extraordinary book and I sent a copy to my son at school in Arizona.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was assigned reading for a Columbia Graduate school course. I picked it up to briefly take a look as I do each semester with new books and I did not put it down. The story of Eduardo Guitierrez - the story of so many immigrants to the U.S. - is one that everybody should know. While sharing the story of this immigrant's tragedy, Breslin reveals the details behind a headlining story of political corruption recently in the news. Of course I had heard of the thousands of Mexicans that risk their lives to enter this country, but before this book I had little understanding of the reasons they leave their home and what they are faced with when they arrive in the city. This book tells the story of the immigrants, the city they so desperately want to live and work in, the exploitation they suffer and the people responsible for the mistreatment of these and so many other working poor. It will make you sad and it will make you angry, and hopefully it will make you act!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a nice book, what a wonderful author.A great author to recognize and respect the life of another soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago