The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

By Anand Giridharadas
A Boston Globe 'Best Nonfiction of 2014' (Kate Tuttle's pick)
NPR, Staff Pick: 'The Dark Side, Science and Society & Eye Opening Reads Categories'
Amazon, 'Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction'

Imagine that a terrorist tried to kill you. If you could face him again, on your terms, what would you do?

Anand Giridharadas is the author of The True American and India Calling. He was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. He is an Aspen Institute fellow, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a former McKinsey analyst. He teaches journalism at New York University and has spoken on the main stage of TED. His writing has been honored by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Poynter Fellowship at Yale, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

A truly fine book. --David Brooks"
An enthralling real-life tale of murder and forgiveness and what it means to be an American. Brilliantly reported and powerfully told, this Texas drama personalizes the ethnic diversity that has always been the source of our nation's strength and many of its tensions. It's also a breathtaking account of how a crazed murderer came to know a Muslim immigrant he tried to kill. --Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs"

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Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date 04/01/2015
Pages 336
ISBN-13 9780393350791
ISBN-10 0393350797
Language English

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