Train To Nowhere by Colleen Bradford Krantz
Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation

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Eleven undocumented immigrants are locked inside a baking railcar by smugglers and left to die a horrific death when no one comes to release them as promised. The railcar rolls on to the farming community of Denison, Iowa, where newspaper and television reporters descend after the bodies are discovered, all seeking the story behind the deaths. Train to Nowhere part crime story and part immigration perspective is an intimate portrait of those connected to the 2002 railcar deaths of eleven Central Americans and Mexicans. This piece of investigative reporting provides the full story, focusing largely on one victim s New York brother, a longtime immigration agent assigned to the subsequent criminal investigation, and a train conductor imprisoned for working with the smugglers. It breaks away from the standard immigration story in fully examining this wide range of viewpoints. Train to Nowhere is an amazing piece of investigative reporting that examines tough facets of the immigration problem the United States faces today and in doing so, examines the very heart of human nature itself.
 

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Published June 1, 2011 by Ice Cube Press. 202 pages
Genres: History.

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Book examines how 11 illegal immigrants ended up dead inside a grain hopper rail car in Iowa.

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Book examines how 11 illegal immigrants ended up dead inside a grain hopper rail car in Iowa.

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Krantz's recounting of the deaths of 11 stowaways reads almost like a novel, though it is investigative reporting at its finest.

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Who would expect there to be eleven dead bodies in a grain car of one train headed to be loaded with grain in a remote Iowa town?.

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