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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates (Paperback)

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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 neighbo......more

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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.

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.

Author:
Moore, Wes
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
250
Language:
English
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Publish Date:
01/11/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780385528207
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.48 lb
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