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
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  • 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 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
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525512370


Five Days Book Description :

“An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world 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 from which he would never recover. In the wake of a long...

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....

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:
  • Pages :
  • 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...

This Way Home
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

This Way Home


  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385741699


This Way Home Book Description :

One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel fromNew York Times bestselling author Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman. Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball. At seventeen, he's earned the reputation of a top-level player, one who steps onto the court ready for battle, whether it's a neighborhood pickup game or a tournament championship. What Elijah loves most about the game is its predictability: if he and his two best friends play hard and follow the rules, their team will win. And this formula has held true all way up to the summer before their senior year of high school, when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants them to wear the Nation's colors in the next big tournam...

The Leader   S Code

The Leader S Code


  • Author : Ken Chapman
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-04-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491728901


The Leader S Code Book Description :

Supermarket bag boy, frontline supervisor, corporate vice president, consultant, university and college professor: these are the kinds of work experiences Ken Chapman brings to The Leaders Code. Drawing on his diverse experience, Ken provides a practical guide to principle-centered leadership. Ken has provided leadership and business ethics development for Fortune 500 Companies and many lesser known organizations. Ken is the author of several books including Personality: Making the Most of It, The Shoulders of Giants, and Small Town Graces. Address inquiries to Kchapman@Leaderscode.com The Leaders Code is about the principles which have guided leaders over the years. The best leaders have always led by example by first directing themselves. Having ma...

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....

There Are No Children Here
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

There Are No Children Here


  • Author : Alex Kotlowitz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307814289


There Are No Children Here Book Description :

This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect. From the Trade Paperback edition....