The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN: 1588369692
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Wes Moore Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “compassionate” (People), “startling” (Baltimore Sun), “moving” (Chicago Tribune) true story of two kids with the same name from the 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. In development as a feature film executive produced by Stephen Curry, who selected the book as his “Underrated” Book Club Pick with Literati The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. 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 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. BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide.

Discovering Wes Moore

Discovering Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN: 0385741685
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Wes Moore Book Excerpt:

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army veteran, and an author whose book is being turned into a movie produced by Oprah Winfrey. The story of “the other Wes Moore” is one that the author couldn’t get out of his mind, not since he learned that another boy with his name—just two years his senior—grew up in the same Baltimore neighborhood. He wrote that boy—now a man—a letter, not expecting to receive a reply. But a reply came, and a friendship grew, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know each other. Eventually, that friendship became the inspiration for Discovering Wes Moore, a moving and cautionary tale examining the factors that contribute to success and failure—and the choices that make all the difference. Two men. One overcame adversity. The other suffered the indignities of poverty. Their stories are chronicled in Discovering Wes Moore, a book for young people based on Wes Moore’s bestselling adult memoir, The Other Wes Moore. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Praise for Discovering Wes Moore “Moore wisely opens the door for teens to contemplate their own answers and beliefs, while laying out his own experiences honestly and openly.”—Publishers Weekly “He argues earnestly and convincingly that young people can overcome the obstacles in their lives when they make the right choices and accept the support of caring adults.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Work

The Work
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN: 081298384X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Work Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. 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. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives—and his own misadventures and moments of illumination—reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That’s where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work “Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore’s story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I’ve known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.”—Chelsea Clinton “Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation. His gripping personal story, set against the dramatic events of the past decade, goes straight to the heart of an ancient question that is as relevant as ever: not just how to live a good life, but how to make that life matter. Above all, this book teaches us how to make our journey about more than mere surviving or even succeeding; it teaches us how to truly come alive.”—Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive “How we define success for ourselves is one of life’s essential questions. Wes Moore shows us the way—by sharing his incredible journey and the inspiring stories of others who make the world a better place through the choices they’ve made about how they want to live. We come away from this important book with a new understanding of what it truly means to succeed in life.”—Suze Orman “An intriguing follow-up to his bestselling The Other Wes Moore . . . Moore makes a convincing case that work has the most value if it’s built on a foundation of service, selflessness, courage, and risk-taking.”—Publishers Weekly “A beautifully philosophical look at the expectation that work should bring meaning to our lives.”—Booklist “The Work will resonate with people seeking their own purpose.”—BookPage

Juvenile Delinquency Theory Practice and Law

Juvenile Delinquency  Theory  Practice  and Law
Author: Larry J. Siegel,Brandon C. Welsh
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 133751599X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juvenile Delinquency Theory Practice and Law Book Excerpt:

Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the thirteenth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides an in-depth analysis of the theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Praised both for its authority and balance as well as for the authors' ability to engage students in the course, the book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. Siegel and Welsh offer a timely and objective presentation of juvenile delinquency theory and juvenile justice policy issues by examining opposing sides of controversial aspects of delinquency and delinquency programs in an unbiased way. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

You Should Really Write a Book

You Should Really Write a Book
Author: Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1250015669
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Should Really Write a Book Book Excerpt:

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Uncompromising

Uncompromising
Author: Steven A. White
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 1637582404
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncompromising Book Excerpt:

Steve White’s path from the housing projects to president of Comcast West was punctuated by defining—and often heart-wrenching—moments. Moments that helped him identify what matters most and how he positively made a difference in his life and in those around him. As one of four boys raised by a single mother, Steve’s life could easily have taken a different path. Instead, armed with his mother’s determination that her sons make a better life for themselves and his own refusal to be shaped by his circumstances, Steve forged a path to extraordinary professional and personal achievement. Steve’s lessons from every stage of life, and the people who influenced him along the way, form the basis of his overarching message: An uncompromising life is one where you stay true to what is important to you, what you believe in, and what you love. This leads to more fulfillment, purpose, and a lasting legacy. An uncompromising approach to life means you are fiercely independent, radically responsible, scrappy, and possess an undistracted mindset. It also means you have an unwavering commitment to your fight, which is defined by your core values, passion, and purpose. You uphold the courage of your convictions, stay locked in on your goals, get up when you fall and continue to forge ahead. Steve’s hard-won insights will help you find your fight—pursuing what matters most and discovering where you can make the biggest difference.

This Way Home

This Way Home
Author: Wes Moore,Shawn Goodman
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN: 0385741707
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Way Home Book Excerpt:

“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.

Basic Bible Christianity

Basic Bible Christianity
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Provectus Media
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 9781646691760
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Bible Christianity Book Excerpt:

Basic Bible Christianity explains 12 of the most important truths of Christianity based not on the rules of political-correctness, the teachings of big denominations, or the opinions of best-selling authors, but on the words of the Bible itself.

Five Days

Five Days
Author: Wes Moore,Erica L. Green
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 0525512373
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Days Book Excerpt:

“An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly LONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world 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 from which he would never recover. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like the final straw—it led to a week of protests, 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 a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, former White House fellow, and CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty nonprofits in the nation. While attending Gray’s funeral, he saw every stratum 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 one another, but also looking for answers. He knew 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 be found only in the city as a whole. Moore—along with journalist Erica Green—tells the story of the Baltimore uprising both through 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 Angelos, scion of the city’s most powerful family and executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, who had 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, which is also an essential cri de coeur about the deeper causes of the violence and the small seeds of hope planted in its aftermath.

God s Purpose in Creation

God s Purpose in Creation
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Provectus Media
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2021-11
ISBN: 9780578305486
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Purpose in Creation Book Excerpt:

How do we explain sin, suffering, and hell if God is really good and all-powerful? Christians and non-Christians alike have deep questions about God. Their beliefs about God, that he is good and all-powerful, do not mesh with what they see in the world, sin, suffering, and death. Moreover, they struggle to reconcile his goodness and power with the Bible's teachings regarding the fall of man into sin and eternal judgment for the wicked in hell. How could a good and powerful God allow all of this? The core problem is not with the Bible's teachings about God's nature and attributes or the events that led to sin, suffering, death, and judgment. The problem is with what we believe about God's purpose in creating the world in the first place. Without realizing it, we have adopted an errant view of God's intent for the universe, and so we come to the wrong conclusions about his actions (or lack thereof) where issues like this are concerned. God's Purpose in Creation is designed to clear up this confusion. In this short volume, the reader will learn the true reason God made the world and the implications of that truth on the fall, suffering, hell, and redemption. When seen in the light of God's true plan for the universe, far from creating doubt about God, these questions provide a more complete insight into his glory than ever before. God's Purpose in Creation will show you how.

Collapse

Collapse
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 9781637959862
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collapse Book Excerpt:

Hatred of the rich. Price controls. "Living wages." Stimulus plans. Government debt. The destructive forces of socialism are taking hold all over America, and it seems their influence cannot be stopped. Capitalistic, free-market ideas, those which made this nation the economic powerhouse it is today, are increasingly rejected by politicians, academics, and average citizens alike. Ticking away in the background is an economic timebomb that could make America a Third World nation in a matter of months-the national debt. The debt level of the American government has passed every warning sign economists can offer. It is now so vast it threatens to rush the entire world into a catastrophe that could make the Great Depression seem mild by comparison. Yes, America is headed for a collapse. But it doesn't have to. This book is an attempt to turn back this dark economic tide by educating the average Christian regarding the socialist ideas sweeping through the nation. How should a believer view things like the hatred of profit, the call for free government programs of all kinds, and the amassing of tens of trillions in debt? This volume will not only address sound economic principles related to these issues, but also provide the Bible's perspective on them. In so doing, the ultimate reason for our present economic condition, and potential future catastrophe, will be revealed-the righteous judgment of God. Want to learn why capitalism is best for America, counter the arguments of the socialists all around you, and prevent the fall of the greatest nation the world has ever seen? Collapse is your tool to do all of this and more! Get your copy today.

Time

Time
Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Book Excerpt:

The Work

The Work
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01
ISBN: 9780812993578
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Work Book Excerpt:

The delinquent-turned-Oxford scholar picks up after the events of his best-selling The Other Wes Moore to trace his search for purpose in Afghanistan, on Wall Street and in the White House, sharing inspirational stories by others who found meaning in a life in service. 50,000 first printing.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Book Topics Book Excerpt:

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Talking Books Plus Book Excerpt:

The Maker Rise of the Retiarii

The Maker   Rise of the Retiarii
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN: 9781648264559
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maker Rise of the Retiarii Book Excerpt:

Adrien Back, a field archaeologist for the Global Community of Nations in the year 2332 AD, stumbles upon a discovery that causes him to wonder about all he has believed in the past, the value of his disintegrating life, and the course of his eternal future.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Moore s Rural New Yorker

Moore s Rural New Yorker
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 892
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moore s Rural New Yorker Book Excerpt:

The Times Index

The Times Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1508
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Times (London, England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Times Index Book Excerpt:

Indexes the Times, Sunday times and magazine, Times literary supplement, Times educational supplement, Times educational supplement Scotland, and the Times higher education supplement.

The Harvard Echo

The Harvard Echo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harvard Echo Book Excerpt:

Daily newspaper published by undergraduates at Harvard College.