The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
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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.BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide.Praise for The Other Wes Moore"Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times."—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here "A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people."—Juan Williams, author of Enough "This should be required reading for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening to young men in our inner cities."—Geoffrey Canada, author of Fist Stick Knife Gun "The Other Wes Moore gets to the heart of the matter on faith, education, respect, the hard facts of incarceration, and the choices and challenges we all face. It's educational and inspiring."—Ben Carson, M.D., author of Gifted Hands "Wes Moore is destined to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of this century. You need only read this book to understand why."—William S. Cohen, former U.S. senator and secretary of defense"This intriguing narrative is enlightening, encouraging, and empowering. Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy."—Tavis Smiley, from the Afterword
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Street Date:
04/27/2010
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Wes Moore. (2010). The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Random House Publishing Group.

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Wes Moore. 2010. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Random House Publishing Group.

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Praise for The Other Wes Moore
"Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times."—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

"A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people."—Juan Williams, author of Enough

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Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

In December 2000, the Baltimore Sun ran a small piece about Wes Moore, a local student who had just received a Rhodes Scholarship. The same paper also ran a series of articles about four young men who had allegedly killed a police officer in a spectacularly botched armed robbery. The police were still hunting for two of the suspects who had gone on the lam, a pair of brothers. One was named Wes Moore.

Wes just couldn't shake off the unsettling coincidence, or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same newspaper. After following the story of the robbery, the manhunt, and the trial to its conclusion, he wrote a letter to the other Wes, now a convicted...

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