Discovering Wes Moore

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375986703
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

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 Other Wes Moore

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 1588369692
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating 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.

The Work

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780679646013
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 From the Hardcover edition.

This Way Home

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780375986710
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

“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. From the Hardcover edition.

Forcefully Advancing

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781615667307
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Religion

You don't remember the last baptism at your church. You've seen the church buildings for sale and felt the chill of death as you've visited other congregations. You hurt because your friends reject all you hold dear, dismiss Christ without hearing, and refuse out of hand your invitations to church. You want to talk to them but don't know how; you don't even know where to start. You feel helpless, overwhelmed, defeated. But you want to do something about it. Forcefully Advancing: The Last Hope for America and American Christianity is your solution. Author Wes Moore issues a loud cry To The church to turn from politics as the solution to cultural change-and transfers as the solution to church growth-and accept a very old directive: a personal commitment To The Great Commission. Forcefully Advancing will: bull; Shock you with a clear picture of the future of our nation if things continue on their present course. bull; Educate you with a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary church growth and cultural change philosophies. bull; Equip you with a natural approach to promoting truth to others. You'll learn how to make friends, start conversations, understand spiritual background and barriers, overcome objections, and share the message of Jesus. bull; Show you how to organize your church or small group to engage the lost around you in an ongoing, consistent way. bull; Encourage you by taking you back To The future to see what America could be like if the Great Commission is implemented across the nation. Let Forcefully Advancing help you start doing something about it today.

Lift Off

Author: Donovan Livingston
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780399591389
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Self-Help

An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “inspired” by Justin Timberlake In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America’s future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach their celestial potential, and in his galvanizing commencement address, now adapted for the first time to the page, he calls on us to raise our voices on behalf of all children, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Together, we can lift off! Praise for Donovan Livingston “Donovan Livingston gave a powerful speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s convocation. In a spoken-word poem, he shared his struggles in life and urged his fellow graduates to fight inequality and inspire students. . . . Donovan’s message hit home. . . . [He is] part of a rising generation that’s . . . standing up to some of the biggest challenges in the world today.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton, Teen Vogue “These are the words, and Donovan Livingston’s voice and spirit are the music, but in any form, this rare graduation speech tells us that learning is full of bias yet can lead us to the stars.”—Gloria Steinem “Donovan Livingston’s Lift Off is our youth’s gift to us. In this joyous young man’s voice is the promise of tomorrow.”—James McBride

Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe

Author: Oprah Winfrey
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104034805
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

»Eins weiß ich genau: Ihre Reise beginnt jeden Tag aufs Neue mit der Entscheidung aufzustehen, rauszugehen und das Leben zu genießen.« Die Frage „Was wissen Sie ganz sicher?“ hat die beliebteste Talkmasterin der Welt Oprah Winfrey 14 Jahre lang zu ihrer Kultkolumne „What I Know for Sure“ inspiriert. Daraus ist dieses wundervolle Buch voller Erkenntnisse und Offenbarungen geworden. Oprah schreibt über Freude und Belastbarkeit, Beziehung und Dankbarkeit, Ehrfurcht, Klarheit und Kraft. Die Texte bieten einen ungewöhnlichen und faszinierenden Einblick in die Sichtweise einer der außergewöhnlichsten Frauen der Welt. Aufrichtig, bewegend und humorvoll: Weis- und Wahrheiten, an die die Leser immer wieder zurückdenken werden.

The Maker

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher:
ISBN: 1450711138
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Fiction

It's 2332 AD and our greatest fears have been realized. America has been destroyed and all history of her erased. The Global Government, made up of America's present friends and foes, oppresses the world and hunts down and annihilates any person or group that threatens it. No one can challenge the great Global Government until a suicidal archaeologist named Adrien Bach finds a black box buried in the remote desert that was Middle America. The mysterious contents of this box lead him to the truth-about America, the Global Government, and the greatest crime in human history. Their crime. Join Adrien on a thrilling, twenty-fourth century ride to uncover the truth, and reveal that truth to a world starved of hope, love, and light. And along the way, perhaps you'll learn something that will change the way you view our twenty-first century world. Don't miss this futuristic thriller from hot new author Wes Moore!

Poison Gold

Author: Wes Moore
Publisher:
ISBN: 1481149334
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Fiction

Jesse Harding, a young nature photographer, discovers a baffling petroglyph in a remote desert of California. Cached inside the Indian rock drawing is a conquistador gold coin. Could it be a link to missing history? A marker for hidden riches? Or something more ominous?Jesse is determined to decipher its mystery. He teams up with a local archaeologist to follow a perilous trail of clues into a forbidden canyon in search of a legendary lost goldmine.The two soon learn that gold is not the only thing at stake. Important archaeological finds await discovery, so significant that they are guaranteed to propel both their careers into skyrocketing success.But the rumor of gold has spread to every busted and out of luck miner in the desert. Vicious men are already hot on their trail-greedy and obsessed, all wanting the gold, and all ready and willing to obliterate any archaeological site or murder anyone standing in their way.The rush is on. Can Jesse survive the hostile desert, protect an undiscovered archaeological site, and find the fabulous treasure . . . without getting himself and the girl he loves killed by gold hungry miners and before an ancient shaman's curse brings doom on them all?Gold, tons of it . . . hidden, guarded by vipers and Indian spirits in a forgotten place remembered only in legend. What secrets does it hold? What is the real mystery behind the legend of gold?And what evil lurks, imprisoned for centuries, straining for release, hungry for revenge? Who will get the gold? Who will survive?

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641206437
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

The Leader s Code

Author: Ken Chapman, PhD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491728901
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Supermarket bag boy, frontline supervisor, corporate vice president, consultant, university and college professor: these are the kinds of work experiences Ken Chapman brings to The Leader’s Code. Drawing on his diverse experience, Ken provides a practical guide to principle-centered leadership. Ken has provided leadership and business ethics development for Fortune 500 Companies and many lesser known organizations. Ken is the author of several books including Personality: Making the Most of It, The Shoulders of Giants, and Small Town Graces. Address inquiries to [email protected] The Leader’s Code is about the principles which have guided leaders over the years. The best leaders have always led by example by first directing themselves. Having mastered the art of self-management, the best leaders turn their attention to those who follow them. Their ultimate goal is to lead others to lead themselves. Leaders who put into practice the time-tested principles of The Leader’s Code enable us all to work today with a vision of what we want tomorrow to be.

Goodbye Bellmont

Author: Matthew Quick
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428811
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Was im Leben wirklich zählt Der Tag, an dem Russ Allen kommt, ist der Tag an dem Finleys Traum von einer besseren Zukunft platzt. Er muss fürchten, das einzig wirklich Wichtige in seinem Leben – Basketball und seine Freundin Erin – zu verlieren. Doch Russ Allen steckt voller Überraschungen.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery E Book

Author: Wesley S. Moore
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455753864
Release Date: 2012-11-23
Genre: Medical

Master everything you need to know for certification, recertification, and practice with Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, 8th Edition. From foundational concepts to the latest developments in the field, Dr. Wesley Moore and a team of international experts prepare you to succeed, using an easy-to-read, user-friendly format and hundreds of review questions to promote efficient and effective study. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Benefit from the experience of prominent specialists, each of whom provides a complete summary of a particular area of expertise. Visualize key techniques and anatomy thanks to hundreds of easy-to-follow illustrations, including line drawings, CT scans, angiograms, arteriograms, and photographs. Get up to speed with the most recent practices and techniques in vascular diagnosis, peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms/aortic dissection, visceral aneurysms, lower extremities/critical limb ischemia, infra-inguinal occlusive disease, and more - with 16 brand-new chapters and expanded and updated information throughout. Refresh your knowledge with comprehensive coverage that reflects the increasingly important role of endovascular procedures. Access the entire text and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com, as well as video clips that demonstrate Intra Cranial Lysis of MCA Embolus; Mobile Thrombus in the Carotid Artery; Selective Catheterization, Placement of Protection Filter and PTA/Stenting of the Carotid Artery; and Watermelon Seeding of the Balloon.