The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Title

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Authors

Jeff Hobbs

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Document Type

Book

Description

Peace was a talented young African-American man who escaped the slums of Newark for Yale University, only to succumb to the dangers of the streets -- and of one's own nature -- when he returned home. When Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with Peace, his college roommate for four years. Peace's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, and he carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, "fronting" in Yale and at home. Through an honest rendering of Peace's relationships, Hobbs examines the collision of two fiercely insular worlds.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Scribner

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2015 Nonfiction Runner-Up

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

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