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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceIn 2011, 30-year-old Robert Peace was murdered in a drug-dealing dispute in Newark. But he was hardly a ghetto cliché; he had been a Yale grad full...The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceNonfictionIn 2011, 30-year-old Robert Peace was murdered in a drug-dealing dispute in Newark. But he was hardly a ghetto cliché; he had been a Yale grad full...2014-10-10Scribner
THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE Jeff Hobbs

THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE Jeff Hobbs

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Jeff Hobbs; Publisher: Scribner

In 2011, 30-year-old Robert Peace was murdered in a drug-dealing dispute in Newark. But he was hardly a ghetto cliché; he had been a Yale grad full of promise. Hobbs, who was Peace’s wealthy college roommate, becomes a Nick Carraway of sorts, trekking to Newark to investigate the story and turning the life and death of his old friend into a haunting American tragedy for our times. B+