The Other Wes Moore
Score: 4.5
From 385 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....

Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101666593


Blue Shoe Book Description :

Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. The New York Times Bestseller from the beloved author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies. Mattie Ryder is marvelously neurotic, well-intentioned, funny, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke. Her life at the moment is a wreck: her marriage has failed, her mother is failing, her house is rotting, her waist is expanding, her children are misbehaving, and she has a crush on a married man. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe—nothing more than a gumball trinket—left behind by her father. For Mattie, it becomes a talisman—a chance to recognize the past for what it was, to see the future as she always hoped it could be, and to finally understand her family, herself, a...

The Other Wes Moore   the Story of One Name and Two Fates

The Other Wes Moore the Story of One Name and Two Fates


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1091208599


The Other Wes Moore the Story of One Name and Two Fates Book Description :

In this memoir, Moore tells the story of his life as a child of Baltimore and the Bronx, an army officer in Afghanistan, a Rhodes Scholar, and a former White House Fellow. In detailing his journey from troubled adolescence to successful business career, he focuses on the intriguing concept of chronicling not only his life but that of another young man with the same name, from the same city, and roughly about the same age-the other Wes Moore. Drugs, violence, and prison marked the life of the other Wes Moore, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer. The author, after meeting the man who shares his name, gives us a book that details the parallel lives of these two boys, coming of age the hard way in the 1980s and 1990s. The autho...

Discovering Wes Moore
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Discovering Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385741682


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 32 Ratings

The Other Wes Moore


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2011
  • 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 Work

The Work


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812983845


The Work Book Description :

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 along the way--from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in serv...

Five Days

Five Days


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : One World/Ballantine
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525512363


Five Days Book Description :

A kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through seven characters on the frontlines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world, from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Other Wes Moore. When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an "illegal knife" in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated "roughly" as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city ...

The Maker   Rise of the Retiarii

The Maker Rise of the Retiarii


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1648264557


The Maker Rise of the Retiarii Book Description :

Adrien Back, a field archaeologist for the Global Community of Nations in the year 2332 AD, stumbles upon a discovery that causes him to wonder about all he has believed in the past, the value of his disintegrating life, and the course of his eternal future....