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The Other Wes Moore - One Name, Two Fates

Wes Moore

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Two 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.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:31