The True American

The True American

Murder and Mercy in Texas

By Anand Giridharadas

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393239508, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 2014

ABoston 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?

About the Author
Anand Giridharadas writes the Currents column for the "International Herald Tribune" and "The New York Times" online. He is the author of "India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking". A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of the University of Michigan, he worked in Bombay as a management consultant until 2005, when he began reporting from that city for the "Herald Tribune" and the "Times". He now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Monday, May 5, 2014

In his new book The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, journalist Anand Giridharadas follows both the victim and the perpetrator of a brutal crime after the Sept. 11 attacks. More at

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