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The True American

Murder and Mercy in Texas
Giridharadas, Anand (Book - 2014 )
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Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a former Bangladesh Air Force officer, has found temporary work and shoots him, nearly killing him. Giridharadas traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter, following them as they rebuild shattered lives. Ten years after the shooting, an Islamic pilgrimage seeds in Bhuiyan a strange idea: if he is ever to be whole, he must reenter Stroman's life. He publicly forgives Stroman, and wages a legal and public-relations campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the state of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty.
Authors: Giridharadas, Anand
Title: The true American
murder and mercy in Texas
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 319 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Leavings
The chore
Outpatient
187
Hospitaliano!
Please write back
Frequent-flier miles
Gadfly
The new American
Bro
Uncle
PowerPoint
Hula hoop
Arrivals.
Summary: Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a former Bangladesh Air Force officer, has found temporary work and shoots him, nearly killing him. Giridharadas traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter, following them as they rebuild shattered lives. Ten years after the shooting, an Islamic pilgrimage seeds in Bhuiyan a strange idea: if he is ever to be whole, he must reenter Stroman's life. He publicly forgives Stroman, and wages a legal and public-relations campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty.
Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the state of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 53 112 118 122 133 148 149 152 173 193 216 222 226 242 244
ISBN: 0393239500
9780393239508
Statement of Responsibility: Anand Giridharadas
Subject Headings: Bhuiyan, Raisuddin. Stroman, Mark. Murder Texas. Racism Texas. Immigrants Texas. Forgiveness.
Topical Term: Murder
Racism
Immigrants
Forgiveness.
LCCN: 2014002210
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wonderful interview with the author on the PBS NewsHour June 16. Try to watch it!

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