Score: 4.5
From 365 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author: Wes Moore
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 17997660 Bytes


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 M...

The Other Wes Moore
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369697


The Other Wes Moore Book Description :

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 ...

The Other Wes Moore
Score: 3.5
From 51 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385528207


The Other Wes Moore Book Description :

Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment....

The Other Wes Moore
Score: 3.5
From 52 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385528191


The Other Wes Moore Book Description :

Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble....

The Work
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Work


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679646013


The Work Book Description :

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met alo...

Discovering Wes Moore
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Discovering Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385741675


Discovering Wes Moore Book Description :

A military paratrooper and White House fellow presents a younger reader's adaptation of the best-selling The Other Wes Moore, which contrasts events from his life with those of a fatherless friend to explore the issues that separate the outcomes of success and failure....

The Other Wes Moore
Score: 3.5
From 51 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0606264906


The Other Wes Moore Book Description :

Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment....

Poisoned Blood

Poisoned Blood


  • Author : Philip E. Ginsburg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504052566


Poisoned Blood Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: The “astonishing” true story of the notorious “black widow” who preyed on her husband and daughter and faked her own death (The Washington Post Book World). Pretty, smart, and pampered, Audrey Marie Hilley grew up in a small Alabama town believing she was entitled to the best of everything. But marriage to her high school sweetheart, a cushy secretarial job, and motherhood were not enough to satisfy Marie, and she soon began to act out in troubling ways. Only when her husband, Frank, became sick with a mysterious illness, did it seem that she was ready to put someone else’s needs ahead of her own. The truth was far more disturbing. Four years after Frank died, Marie’s daughter, Carol, began to experience debilit...

Identical Strangers
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Identical Strangers


  • Author : Elyse Schein
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588366448


Identical Strangers Book Description :

As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults.”—Reader’s Digest (Editors’ Choice) WINNER OF A BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. What’s more, after being separated as infants, she and her sister had been, for a time, part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula Bernstein, a married writer and mother living in New York, also knew she was adopted, but had no inclinatio...

Why Boys Fail

Why Boys Fail


  • Author : Richard Whitmire
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814420362


Why Boys Fail Book Description :

Selected as one of the Top 5 Educational Books by Literacy News The signs and statistics are undeniable: boys are falling behind in school. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the biggest culprits are not video games, pop culture, or female-dominated schools biased toward girls. The real problem is that boys have been thrust into a bewildering new school environment that demands high-level reading and writing skills long before they are capable of handling them. Lacking the ability to compete, boys fall farther and farther behind. Eventually, the problem gets pushed into college, where close to 60% of the graduates are women. In a time when even cops, construction foremen, and machine operators need post-high school degrees, that's a problem. Why Boys F...

Step Out on Nothing
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Step Out on Nothing


  • Author : Byron Pitts
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429958138


Step Out on Nothing Book Description :

It was August 25, 2006, my first on-camera studio open for the CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes. Executive Producer Jeff Fager poked his head in the dressing room." Good luck, Brotha! You've come a long way to get here. You've earned it." ...If only he knew. My mind flashed back to elementary school, when a therapist had informed my mother, "I'm sorry, Mrs. Pitts, your son cannot read." In Step Out on Nothing, Byron Pitts chronicles his astonishing story of overcoming a childhood filled with obstacles to achieve enormous success in life. Throughout Byron's difficult youth—his parents separated when he was twelve and his mother worked two jobs to make ends meet—he suffered from a debilitating stutter. But Byron was keeping an even more embarrassing s...