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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Written by Jeff Hobbs
Narrated by George Newbern
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Written by Jeff Hobbs | Narrated by George Newbern
Raised in a violent, impoverished Newark neighborhood, Robert Peace overcame incredible odds to make it to Yale University. Here, his college roommate and close friend documents this young man’s brilliant mind, unseen struggles, and tragic end in a haunting New York Times bestseller that Library Journal heralds as “intelligent, provocative… recommended for any biography lover.”

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A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets-and of one’s own nature-when he returns home.

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s...

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