Dallas seems to be a magnet for those big stories which stick in America's memory bank.
There was the murder of President John F. Kennedy, of course.
Now there is global drama of Ebola at Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital.
That true story is captured in the book "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas" by Anand Girdidharadas. Here you can order it.
After 9/11, redneck Mark Stroman, who was already losing it through drugs, decides to randomly hunt down Muslims. Two are murdered. The third Raisuddin Bhuiyan survives, barely. An immigrant to the U.S. from Bangladesh, he has no heath insurance and his employer at the gas station where he was gunned down doesn't help out.
That's just the beginning of Rais' troubles. He's hustled out of the hospital in a day. But the guy is right out of "The Secret." People pitch in to bring him back.
So back does he come that he becomes a respected advocate against the death penalty. He attempts to intervene to save Stroman on death row. Meanwhile during his years of appeals, Stroman seems to have a moral awakening. His sisters don't believe that. But many around the world, including those who read his blog, do.
Before his execution, Stroman and Rais even talk on the phone. Later Rais tries to look out for Stroman's four children.
This is a story which needs to be passed along in Dallas during these times which are again full of hate.