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'The True American': A gripping tale of murder and forgiveness





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The new book "The True American" is not your typical light summer reading fare but it does make a gripping read.

It takes readers back to the tense days and weeks after 9/11, when a white supremacist in Texas went into gas stations and shot at men he perceived to be Arabs — killing two and seriously injuring a third.  The men he shot were actually South Asians, not Arabs. The killer, Mark Stroman, was arrested, tried and sentenced to death. 

The case disappeared from the public's radar at that point, but one journalist, Anand Giridharadas, from the New York Times stayed on the story. He joins Take Two to discuss his new book about the story, "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas."

EXCERPT: "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas"