There are two men who grew up in Baltimore by the name of Wes Moore. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is about how radically different their lives are. The Wes Moore that wrote this book is a Rhodes scholar, investment banker, a White House fellow, and a decorated combat veteran. He was profiled in the Baltimore Sun at approximately the same time that another Wes Moore was mentioned by the Sun, only this Wes Moore – who grew up in the same neighborhoods and was roughly the same age – was a convicted felon serving time for armed robbery and murder. The Other Wes Moore is a gripping examination of race, class, and nature versus nurture.