The work : the search for a life that matters

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New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2014.
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New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2014.
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xxi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
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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. But what happens next? Next, he had to figure out the answer to the question: What is your work? More than finding a job, he had to find the work he was meant to do. For the next decade, Wes traced a path through some of the most fascinating and high-pressure workspaces in the world: an American student at Oxford after 9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally, back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize that troubled city. This is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to discover the meaning of his life -- and how after a series of misdirections and lesson-teaching mistakes, he found that meaning in service. Wes weaves the episodes and moments of decision in his own life with those of a dozen other changemakers from every walk of life who confronted the question "what is my work?" and found their own answers, to help readers see how we can each find our own path to purpose and to creating a better world"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moore, W. (2014). The work: the search for a life that matters . Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Wes, 1978-. 2014. The Work: The Search for a Life That Matters. Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Wes, 1978-. The Work: The Search for a Life That Matters Spiegel & Grau, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Wes. The Work: The Search for a Life That Matters Spiegel & Grau, 2014.

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