On the Border

Books on the history, politics and social issues surrounding the border of the United States and Mexico, primarily the Texas/Mexico section.



Accountant's Story

Accountant's Story

By Escobar, Roberto
Price: $16.99


Arguably the largest and most successful criminal enterprise in history, at times the Medellin drug cartel was smuggling 15 tons of cocaine a day,...more info

All Eyes on the Rio Grande: Being the Long Lost Journal of Col T

All Eyes on the Rio Grande: Being the Long Lost Journal of Col T

By Alexander, Thomas
Price: $22.95


The fascinating story of the long lost handwritten journal of the fictional Lt. Colonel Thomas Ivory McIvor, U.S. Army. Lost for nearly a century,...more info

Border Film Project

Border Film Project

By Adler, Rudy; Criado, Victoria; Huneycutt, Brett
Price: $22.95


Every year, thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and every year, the Minutemen, a volunteer group of citizens...more info

Cutting for Sign

Cutting for Sign

By Langewiesche, William
Price: $19.00


The border between the United States and Mexico extends 1,951 miles. Among the people who live along it are a migrant laborer huddled in a makeshift...more info

Devil's Highway

Devil's Highway

By Urrea, Luis Alberto
Price: $13.99


In this work of grave beauty and searing power - one of the most widely praised pieces of investigative reporting to appear in recent years - we...more info

Down by the River

Down by the River

By Bowden, Charles
Price: $16.00


Lionel Bruno Jordan was murdered on January 20, 1995, in an El Paso parking lot, but he keeps coming back as the key to a multibillion-dollar drug...more info

Drug Lord

Drug Lord

By Poppa, Terrence E.
Price: $16.95


A new edition of a True Crime Classic with new preface and introduction. “The [drug smuggling] business goes on, the slaughtered dead pile up, the...more info

Exodus/Éxodo

Exodus/Éxodo

By Bowden, Charles; Photographer Julian Cardona
Price: $50.00


Immigration has become one of the most important and contentious issues of our time. But even as policy makers in the United States and Mexico argue...more info

God's Middle Finger

God's Middle Finger

By Grant, Richard
Price: $15.00


Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the...more info

In the Shadow of the Carmens

In the Shadow of the Carmens

By McKinney, Bonnie Reynolds
Price: $39.95


Signed copies available for a limited time, order now! Just across the Rio Grande from West Texas in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, the mountain...more info


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