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Bill Broyles


Bill Broyles recently retired from 31 years of teaching English, physical education and philosophy to high school students in Tucson.

The unofficial “keeper of the desert,” Broyles is a member of the board of directors and works full-time as the unpaid coordinator of the Sonoran Desert National Park Project. He also joined the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center as a research associate. When he has any free time, he spends it writing, hiking and learning about deserts. He is a co-author of "Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz," "Desert Duty: On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol" and the co-editor of "America's Most Alarming Writer: Essays on the Life and Work of Charles Bowden."

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Books:
America's Most Alarming Writer: Essays on the Life and Work of Charles Bowden
History / Biography
University of Texas Press
November 2019
ISBN 9781477319901
328 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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The author of more than twenty books and a revered contributor to numerous national publications, Charles Bowden (1945–2014) used his keen storyteller’s eye to reveal both the dark underbelly and the glorious determination of humanity, particularly in the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. More/less

Last Water on the Devil's Highway
History / Biography
University of Arizona Press
ISBN 9780816530830
275 pages
$26.95, OUTOFSTOCK
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The DevilÕs HighwayÑEl Camino del DiabloÑcrosses hundreds of miles and thousands of years of Arizona and Southwest history. More/less

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