THE TRUE AMERICAN by Anand Giridharadas

May 30, 2014

Anand Giridharadas spoke about his book, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas , at Politics & Prose on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The True American tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work and shoots him, maiming and nearly killing him. Two other victims, at other gas stations, aren t so lucky, dying at once. The True American traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter. It follows them as they rebuild shattered lives one striving on Death Row to become a better man, the other to heal and pull himself up from the lowest rung on the ladder of an unfamiliar country.

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas By Anand Giridharadas Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393350791
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2015

SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb

May 4, 2014

Brian Lamb spoke about his book, Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-Span's Q & A and Booknotes, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations about contemporary society and history. In today's soundbite culture that hour remains one of television's last vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation. Sundays at Eight is not merely a token for fans of C-SPAN's interview programs, but a collection of significant stories that have helped us understand the world for a quarter-century.

Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN’S Q&A and Booknotes By Brian Lamb, C-SPAN Cover Image
$43.00
ISBN: 9781610393485
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - April 29th, 2014

BUSTED by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker

March 17, 2014

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker spoke about their book, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, at Politics & Prose on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Drawing on their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage for The Philadelphia Daily News, Ruderman and Laker recount the story of the worst police corruption scandal in Philadelphia’s history. From drugs to shakedowns to sexual assault, the case spiraled in all directions. Yet despite the heroic role journalism played in bringing the malfeasance to light, no charges have been brought.

Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love By Wendy Ruderman, Barbara Laker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062085450
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 10th, 2015

Pages