Patrick Strickland

We are excited to host author and journalist Patrick Strickland for a discussion and signing of his newest work, THE MARAUDERS on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm. Shop the book below!


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Marauders is a blistering book, a hard-ass stare into the voracious mouth of the US-Mexico border. Patrick Strickland has done a fine piece of reporting from places we don’t dare to tread.” — Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway

This real-life Western tells the story of how citizens in a small Arizona border town stood up to anti-immigrant militias and vigilantes.

The Marauders uncovers the riveting nonfiction saga of far-right militias terrorizing the border towns of southern Arizona. In one of the towns profiled, Arivaca, rogue militia members killed a man and his nine-year-old daughter in 2009. In response, the residents organized and spent two years trying to push  the new militias out through boycotts and by urging local businesses to  ban  them. The militias and vigilante groups again raised the stakes, spreading Pizzagate-style conspiracy theories alleging that town residents were complicit in child sex trafficking, prompting fears of vigilante violence.  

The Marauders flips the standard formula most often applied to stories about immigration and the far right. Too often those stories are told from the perspective of the ones committing the violence. While Strickland doesn't shy away from exploring those dark themes, the far right are not the protagonists of the book. Rather, the people targeted by hate groups, and the individuals who rose up to stop them in their tracks, are the heroes of this dramatic story.

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 W. Lovers Ln
# 142
Dallas, TX 75209

            

The Marauders: Standing Up to Vigilantes in the American Borderlands

By Patrick Strickland

The Marauders: Standing Up to Vigilantes in the American Borderlands Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612199269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - February 22nd, 2022

The Marauders: Standing Up to Vigilantes in the American Borderlands Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612199269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - February 22nd, 2022

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THE MARAUDERS on Wednesday, 6/23rd at 6:00pm with author Patrick Strickland! In-Store Discussion and Signing