The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 1588369692
ISBN 13: 9781588369697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

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 Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. 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

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 0385528205
ISBN 13: 9780385528207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

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

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Random House LLC
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385528191
ISBN 13: 9780385528191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

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.

Discovering Wes Moore

Discovering Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10: 0385741685
ISBN 13: 9780385741682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Discovering Wes Moore Book Review:

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 Work

The Work
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 081298384X
ISBN 13: 9780812983845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Work Book Review:

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 service.--Back cover.

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: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1091208599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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

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 author includes a list of over 200 organizations dedicated to helping American youth. VERDICT With its unique spin on the memoir genre, this engaging and insightful book ultimately asks the reader to consider the ways in which we as a nation alternately support and fail American children. The charismatic author and the publisher's nationwide publicity plans should make this a popular book for general readers interested in memoir, African American studies, or social issues.

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0385528205
ISBN 13: 9780385528207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

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.

Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1101666595
ISBN 13: 9781101666593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blue Shoe Book Review:

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, and the ever-unfolding mystery of her sweet, sad, and sometimes surprising life.

Poisoned Blood

Poisoned Blood
Author: Philip E. Ginsburg
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1504052560
ISBN 13: 9781504052566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Poisoned Blood Book Review:

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 debilitating stomach pains. The young woman was near death when the horrifying reality finally emerged: Marie had poisoned her husband with arsenic and was attempting to do the same to her daughter. It was the first in a series of shocking twists that exposed Marie Hilley as a cold-blooded chameleon capable of the most sinister of crimes. From Alabama to Florida to New Hampshire, her trail of death and deceit included multiple identities, a second marriage, a false kidnapping, a fake death, several dramatic escapes, and a final act of desperation that brought the whole sordid saga to an astonishing end. A mesmerizing portrait of an American murderess with “a genius for deception,” Poisoned Blood is “one of the most riveting true-crime stories in memory” (Publishers Weekly).

Five Days

Five Days
Author: Wes Moore,Erica L. Green
Publsiher: One World/Ballantine
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0525512365
ISBN 13: 9780525512363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Five Days Book Review:

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 on edge, and caught the nation's attention. Wes Moore is one of Baltimore's most famous sons--a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, White House fellow, and current President of the Robin Hood Foundation. While attending Gray's funeral, he saw every strata of the city come together- grieving mothers; members of the city's wealthy elite; activists; and the long-suffering citizens of Baltimore--all looking to comfort each other, but also looking for answers. Knowing that when they left the church, these factions would spread out to their own corners, but that the answers they were all looking for could only be found in the city as a whole, Moore--along with Pulitzer-winning coauthor Erica Green--tells the story of the Baltimore uprising. Through both his own observations, and through the eyes of other Baltimoreans- Partee, a conflicted black captain of the Baltimore Police Department; Jenny, a young white public defender who's drawn into the violent center of the uprising herself; Tawanda, a young black woman who'd spent a lonely year protesting the killing of her own brother by police; and John DeAngelo, scion of the city's most powerful family and owner of the Baltimore Orioles, who has to make choices of conscience he'd never before confronted. Each shifting point of view contributes to an engrossing, cacophonous account of one of the most consequential moments in our recent history--but also an essential cri de coeur about the deeper causes of the violence and the small seeds of hope planted in its aftermath.

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
Author: Shaka Senghor
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1101907304
ISBN 13: 9781101907306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Writing My Wrongs Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller A memoir of redemption, reform, and second chances amidst America's mass incarceration epidemic. Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel, and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and despair. Writing My Wrongs is the story of what came next. During his nineteen-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others—tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. In equal turns, Writing My Wrongs is a page-turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty, violence, and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption, reminding us that our worst deeds don’t define us; and a compelling witness to our country’s need for rethinking its approach to crime, prison, and the men and women sent there. — Oprah's Super Soul 100 Member

This Way Home

This Way Home
Author: Wes Moore,Shawn Goodman
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0375986715
ISBN 13: 9780375986710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Way Home Book Review:

“Brimming with hard realities about the choices we make, the friendships we keep, and the unlikely allies we find along the way, this affecting novel helps to fill the gaping hole left by Walter Dean Myers’s passing.” —Booklist “A taut, haunting tragedy.” —Kirkus Reviews One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore and cowriter Shawn Goodman. Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball. But when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants him and his team members to wear the Nation’s colors in the next big tournament, Elijah’s love of the game is soon thrown into jeopardy. The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the gang, but at a terrible cost. Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope and fear, revenge and forgiveness, to save his neighborhood. For help, he turns to the most unlikely of friends: Banks, a gruff ex–military man, and his beautiful and ambitious daughter. Together, the three work on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all call home. This Way Home is a story about reclamation. It’s about taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons. From the Hardcover edition.

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9780606264907
ISBN 13: 0606264906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

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 Genius in All of Us

The Genius in All of Us
Author: David Shenk
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-03-09
ISBN 10: 0385532652
ISBN 13: 9780385532655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Genius in All of Us Book Review:

Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take a look at the amazing new evidence. Here, interweaving cutting-edge research from numerous scientific fields, David Shenk offers a new view of human potential, giving readers more of a sense of ownership over their accomplishments, and freeing parents from the bonds of genetic determinism. As Shenk points out, our genes are not a “blueprint” that dictate individual destinies. Rather we are all the product of interplay between genes and outside stimuli—a dynamic that we can influence. It is a revolutionary and life-changing message.

Step Out on Nothing

Step Out on Nothing
Author: Byron Pitts
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781429958134
ISBN 13: 1429958138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Step Out on Nothing Book Review:

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 secret: He was also functionally illiterate. For a kid from inner-city Baltimore, it was a recipe for failure. Pitts turned struggle into strength and overcame both of his impediments. Along the way, a few key people "stepped out on nothing" to make a difference for him—from his mother, who worked tirelessly to raise her kids right and delivered ample amounts of tough love, to his college roommate, who helped Byron practice his vocabulary and speech. Pitts even learns from those who didn't believe in him, like the college professor who labeled him a failure and told him to drop out of college. Through it all, he persevered, following his steadfast passion. After fifteen years in local television, he landed a job as a correspondent for CBS News in 1998, and went on to become an Emmy Award–winning journalist and a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes. Not bad for a kid who couldn't read. From a challenged youth to a reporting career that has covered 9/11 and Iraq, Pitts's triumphant and uplifting story will resonate with anyone who has felt like giving up in the face of seemingly insurmountable hardships.

Fire in the Ashes

Fire in the Ashes
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1400052475
ISBN 13: 9781400052479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fire in the Ashes Book Review:

The author of the National Book Award-winning Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace continues the personal journeys of inner-city youths who have struggled to work through formidable racial and economic inequalities while approaching adulthood. 60,000 first printing.

Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands
Author: Ben Carson,Cecil B. Murphey
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 0310546508
ISBN 13: 9780310546504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gifted Hands Book Review:

Examines the life and career of the famous neurosurgeon

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
Author: Tony Danza
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0307887871
ISBN 13: 9780307887870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had Book Review:

The television star recounts the year he spent teaching at Philadelphia's largest high school, the challenges he encountered keeping students engaged, and his memories of posing disciplinary challenges to his own instructors as a teenager.

Body, Paper, Stage

Body, Paper, Stage
Author: Tami Spry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 131543279X
ISBN 13: 9781315432793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Body, Paper, Stage Book Review:

Tami Spry provides a methodological introduction to the budding field of performative autoethnography. She intertwines three necessary elements comprising the process. First one must understand the body – navigating concepts of self, culture, language, class, race, gender, and physicality. The second task is to put that body on the page, assigning words for that body’s sociocultural experiences. Finally, this merger of body and paper is lifted up to the stage, crafting a persona as a method of personal inquiry. These three stages are simultaneous and interdependent, and only in cultivating all three does performance autoethnography begin to take shape. Replete with examples and exercises, this is an important introductory work for autoethnographers and performance artists alike.

Shadows in the Vineyard

Shadows in the Vineyard
Author: Maximillian Potter
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 1455516082
ISBN 13: 9781455516087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows in the Vineyard Book Review:

Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014 Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison-a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder-unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France's top detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.