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    DescriptionTwo kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation. In December 2000, the Baltimore Sun""ran a small piece about Wes Moore, a local student who had just received a Rhodes Scholarship. The same paper also ran a series of articles about four young men who had allegedly killed a police officer in a spectacularly botched armed robbery. The police were still hunting for two of the suspects who had gone on the lam, a pair of brothers. One was named Wes Moore. Wes just couldn't shake off the unsettling coincidence, or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same newspaper. After following the story of the robbery, the manhunt, and the trial to its conclusion, he wrote a letter to the other Wes, now a convicted murderer serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. His letter tentatively asked the questions that had been haunting him: Who are you? How did this happen? That letter led to a correspondence and relationship that have lasted for several years. Over dozens of letters and prison visits, Wes discovered that the other Wes had had a life not unlike his own: Both had grown up in similar neighborhoods and had had difficult childhoods, both were fatherless; they'd hung out on similar corners with similar crews, and both had run into trouble with the police. At each stage of their young lives they had come across similar moments of decision, yet their choices would lead them to astonishingly different destinies. Told in alternating dramatic 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.

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    The Other Wes Moore
    One Name, Two Fates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307877130
    ISBN 10: 0307877132

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55580
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    B&T Approval Code: A31665000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 975.2/6043092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    LC classification: F189.B153 M66 2010B
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Edition statement
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    27 April 2010
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    Praise for "The Other Wes Moore " "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