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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by [Wes Moore]
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Kindle Edition

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“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
 

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This is a fascinating book about two young men from Baltimore with the same name. One, the author, became a Rhodes Scholar while the other landed in jail. It's as much a meditation on circumstance and luck as it is a commentary on how successful our society is in managing those who are on the precipice, both socially and economically. The author doubles as narrator and brings the emotional heft necessary to sustain his words. Sometimes he speaks too fast, and other times he doesn't emphasize key words enough, but still the effect of his delivery is striking. We get to know both Wes Moores and become involved in their lives because one of them is compelling enough to draw us in with his reading. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 13786 KB
  • Publication Date : April 15, 2010
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0036S4CQG
  • Print Length : 288 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : One World; 1st Edition (April 15, 2010)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 2,176 ratings