Spiegel & Grau; Reprint edition (January 11, 2011)

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates



Author: Wes Moore

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.

"The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his."

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Paperback: 250 pages

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Author: Wes Moore

ISBN-13: 978-0385528207

Genres: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences