The Other Wes Moore PDF Download

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This Is The Story Of Two Boys Living In Baltimore With Similar Histories And An Identical Name: Wes Moore. One Of Us Is Free And Has Experienced Things That He Never Even Knew To Dream About As A Kid. The Other Will Spend Every Day Until His Death Behind Bars For An Armed Robbery That Left A Police Oɽcer And Father Of ɹve Dead.

The Chilling Truth Is That His Story Could Have Been Mine. The Tragedy Is That My StoryCould Have Been His. Our Stories Are Obviously Specific To Our Two Lives, But I Hope They Will Illuminate The Crucial Inɻection Points In Every Life, The Sudden Moments Of Decision Where Our Paths Diverge And Our Fates Are Sealed. It’s Unsettling To Know How Little Separates Each Of Us From Another Life Alogether.

In Late 2000, The Baltimore Sun Published A Short Article With The Headline “local Graduate Named Rhodes Scholar.” It Was About Me. As A Senior At Johns Hopkins University, I Received One Of The Most Prestigious Academic Awards For Students In The World. That Fall I Was Moving To England To Attend Oxford University On A FullScholarship.

But That Story Had Less Of An Impact On Me Than Another Series Of Articles In The Sun, About An Incident That Happened Just Months Before, A Precisely Planned Jewelry Store Robbery Gone Terribly Wrong. The Store’s Security Guard—an Oʃ-duty Police Oɽcer Named Bruce Prothero—was Shot And Killed After He Pursued The Armed Men Into The Store’s Parking Lot. A Massive And Highly Publicized Manhunt For The Perpetrators Ensued.

Twelve Days Later It Ended When The Last Two Suspects Were Apprehended In AHouse In Philadelphia By A Daunting Phalanx Of Police And Federal Agents. The Articles Indicated That The Shooter, Richard Antonio Moore, Would Likely Receive The Death Penalty. The Sentence Would Be Similarly Severe For His Younger Brother, Who Was Also Arrested And Charged. In An Eerie Coincidence, The Younger Brother’s Name Was The Same As Mine.

Two Years After I Returned From Oxford, I Was Still Thinking About The Story. I Couldn’t Let It Go. If You’d Asked Me Why, I Couldn’t Have Told You Exactly. I Was Struck By The Superɹcial Similarities Between Us, Of Course: We’d Grown Up At The Same Time, On The Same Streets, With The Same Name. But So What? I Didn’t Think Of Myself As A Superstitious Or Conspiratorial Person, The Kind Who’d Obsess Over A Coincidence Until It Yielded Meaning.

But There Were Nights When I’d Wake Up In The Small Hours And ɹnd Myself Thinking Of The Other Wes Moore, Conjuring His Image As Best I Could, A Man My Age Lying On A Cot In A Prison Cell, Burdened By Regret, Trying To Sleep Through Another Night Surrounded By The Walls He’d Escape Only At Death. Sometimes In My Imaginings, His Face Was Mine.

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.

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