Same name, same background.
One is a Rhodes Scholar, the other a convicted murder.
While studying at college Wes Moore made a stunning discovery—another man named Wes Moore from the same city was on trial for his alleged involvement in the shooting of a police officer. As Moore began to research the other man’s background he discovered several similarities. Both men were raised in the inner city by single mothers and had had a series of run-ins with the law, beginning at a young age. Intrigued, Moore has chronicled the similarities and pivotal differences between his life and the other Wes Moore’s life.
The Other Wes Moore is a fascinating look into the choices that we make and their impact. As Moore states in the introduction, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.”
Moore, Wes. The Other Wes Moore. New York: Random House, 2010.
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