Two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
WES MOORE is a Rhodes Scholar who has served as a U.S. Army Captain in Afghanistan and worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. Moore was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders Under 30” for 2007, and selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of their “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2009. He currently serves as an investment professional in New York.
On May 3rd, Wes announced that City Year was one of two organizations that will receive a portion of book proceeds for the life of the book. Wes blogged that, “I am excited that a portion of every book purchased will go towards making sure these organizations thrive and continue to serve our community.”
On May 16th, THE OTHER WES MOORE entered the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller list at #5. The book also debuted at #5 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for their special weekly spotlight list, Biography/Autobiography.
On June 7th, Wes posted on his blog a City Year corps member guest blog written by Theresa Thomas. Click here to read Theresa’s story.
Most recently, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, worte an Op-Ed about the book for the New York Times, and City Year is also mentioned. Click here to read more: http://nyti.ms/dab5Gh
“Wes Moore writes with the wisdom of a sage and the literary grace of a novelist.” – Bill Cohen, former U.S. Senator and Secretary Of Defense
“A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people.”- Juan Williams, author of Enough
“Moving and inspiring, THE OTHER WES MOORE is a story for our times.” – Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here