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The Other Wes Moore

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The Other Wes Moore | The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it a B-

One day when Wes Moore, a senior at Johns Hopkins and a Rhodes scholar, opened the newspaper to read a tribute to his achievements, something else caught his eye: an article about another man named Wes Moore, who had been involved in the shooting of a police officer. Intrigued, he set out to learn more about his doppelgänger and how, from similar beginnings, they’d reached such disparate places. Taken separately, the two stories would be unremarkable, but by intertwining them in The Other Wes Moore, Moore etches a broader picture of the pure gamble of inner-city life. Unfortunately, he can’t quite juggle two narratives, leaving the book’s conclusions murky instead of illuminating. B?

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