The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

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Spiegel & Grau, 2011 - Social Science - 250 pages
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The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
 

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

The author Wes Moore was born in inner city Baltimore. His father died when he was quite young, and he was raised by his single mother. As a youth, he began to go wrong--experimenting with drugs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

Interesting story about two boys named Wes Moore, born in Baltimore around the same time. One starts dealing drugs, is in and out of jail and prison, and finally receives a life sentence for the ... Read full review

Contents

ls Daddy Coming with Us?
5
In Search or Home
26
Foreign Ground
46
A Marking Territory 69
67
Lost
85
E Hunted
108
PATHS TAKEN AND EXPECTATIUNS FULFILLEU
131
A Callto Action by Tavis Snnley 185
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Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar and a combat veteran of Afghanistan. As a White House Fellow, he worked as a special assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, was named one of Ebony magazine's Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and, most recently, was dubbed one of the top young business leaders in New York by Crain's New York Business. He works in New York City.

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