The Resource 14 miles : building the border wall, DW Gibson

14 miles : building the border wall, DW Gibson

Label
14 miles : building the border wall
Title
14 miles
Title remainder
building the border wall
Statement of responsibility
DW Gibson
Title variation
  • Fourteen miles
  • Building the border wall
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump's border wall in San Diego-and the impact on the lives of local residents. In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall-at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that extends eighteen-feet high and cost a staggering $147 million. As one border patrol agent told reporters visiting the site, "It was funded and approved and it was built under his administration. It is Trump's wall." 14 Miles is a definitive account of all the dramatic construction, showing readers what it feels like to stand on both sides of the border looking up at the imposing and controversial barrier. After the Department of Homeland Security announced an open call for wall prototypes in 2017, DW Gibson, an award-winning journalist and Southern California native, began visiting the construction site and watching as the prototype samples were erected. Gibson spent those two years closely observing the work and interviewing local residents to understand how it was impacting them. These include April McKee, a border patrol agent leading a recruiting program that trains teenagers to work as agents; Jeff Schwilk, a retired Marine who organizes pro-wall rallies as head of the group San Diegans for Secure Borders; Roque De La Fuente, an eccentric millionaire developer who uses the construction as a promotional opportunity; and Civile Ephedouard, a Haitian refugee who spent two years migrating through Central America to the United States and anxiously awaits the results of his asylum case. Fascinating, propulsive, and incredibly timely, 14 Miles is an important work that explains not only how the wall has reshaped our landscape and countless lives but also how its shadow looms over our very identity as a nation"--
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Gibson, D. W.
Dewey number
624
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6225
LC item number
.G53 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Border security
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Noncitizens
  • Internal security
  • Refugees
Label
14 miles : building the border wall, DW Gibson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1137739733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 325 pages
Isbn
9781501183416
Lccn
2019058632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
14 miles : building the border wall, DW Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1137739733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 325 pages
Isbn
9781501183416
Lccn
2019058632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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