The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

by Anand Giridharadas

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Overview

"Gives you new eyes on your nation, makes you wonder about both the recent South Asian immigrant behind the counter at the food mart and the tattooed white man behind you in line. It reminds you that there are some Americas where mercy flows freely, and other Americas where it has turned to ice." —Eboo Patel, The Washington Post

Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into a Dallas minimart and shoots Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant, maiming and nearly killing him. Ten years after the shooting, Bhuiyan wages a campaign against the State of Texas to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. The True American is a rich, colorful, profoundly moving exploration of the American dream in its many dimensions.

Winner of the NYPL Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393239508
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 862,183
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anand Giridharadas is a writer, on-air political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He is the author of India Calling, The True American, and Winners Take All. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Priya Parker, and two children.

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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Chamb3rlin More than 1 year ago
A worthy read that is intellectual and forever thought provoking.
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