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The Resource The work : the search for a life that matters, Wes Moore

The work : the search for a life that matters, Wes Moore

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The work : the search for a life that matters
Title
The work
Title remainder
the search for a life that matters
Statement of responsibility
Wes Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
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
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10392135
Cataloging source
VTL
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1978-
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Moore, Wes
Dewey number
  • 975.2/6043092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F189.B153
LC item number
M67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Moore, Wes
  • Moore, Wes
  • Moore, Wes
  • Moore, Wes
  • African American men
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
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my search for a life that matters
Label
The work : the search for a life that matters, Wes Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780812993578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)899239546
Label
The work : the search for a life that matters, Wes Moore
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780812993578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)899239546

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