Spiegel & Grau
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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. "Wes Moore's remarkable bestseller The Other Wes Moore ends when Wes completes his journey from a fatherless delinquent to college graduate and heads off to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship....
"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 he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately...