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The True American

Murder and Mercy in Texas
Giridharadas, Anand (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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. 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.
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: 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.
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.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 53 112 118 122 133 148 149 152 173 193 216 222 226 242 244
ISBN: 9780393239508
0393239500
Statement of Responsibility: Anand Giridharadas
Subject Headings: Forgiveness. Immigrants Texas. Racism Texas. Murder Texas. Stroman, Mark. Bhuiyan, Raisuddin.
Topical Term: Forgiveness.
Immigrants
Racism
Murder
LCCN: 2014002210
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Aug 21, 2014
  • bronteside rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a must read.
Easy but elegant style....a gripping but thoughtful real story . The irony of the two lives is not lost on the reader.Real lessons about what happens in early childhood bears later rot in adolescence and adulthood. Excellent...just get this book!

wonderful interview with the author on the PBS NewsHour June 16. Try to watch it!

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New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas on his new book "The True American" with David Brooks

Published 4/30/14.

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