The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

By Wes Moore
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.



    REVIEW QUOTES
"Startling and revelatory . . . a rocketing real-life narrative."--Baltimore Sun

"A moving book . . . a call to arms."--Chicago Tribune

"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

"[A] compassionate memoir--a story that explores how some survive and others sink in urban battlegrounds."--People

"Moore vividly and powerfully describes not just the culture of the streets but how it feels to be a boy growing up in a world where violence makes you a man."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Inspiring . . . a story for our times."--Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

"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

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 un
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
“Startling and revelatory . . . a rocketing real-life narrative.”—Baltimore "Sun"   “A moving book . . . a call to arms.”—"Chicago Tribune" “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 “[A] compassionate memoir—a story that explores how some survive and others sink in urban battlegrounds.”—"People" “Moore vividly and powerfully describes not just the culture of the streets but how it feels to be a boy growing up in a world where violence makes you a man.”—"O: The Oprah Magazine"   “Inspiring . . . a story for our times.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of "There Are No Children Here "




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Publisher Spiegel & Grau
Publish date 01/11/2011
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