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The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

Author: Jeff Hobbs
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examines "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"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Robert Peace; Jeff Hobbs; Jeff Hobbs; Robert Peace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hobbs
ISBN: 1476731918 9781476731919
OCLC Number: 902020246
Notes: Unnumbered sequence contains "A Scribner reading group guide."
Description: xii, 406 pages, 13 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jeff Hobbs.

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A celebrated account of a young African-American who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned  Read more...

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"Many institutions that provide bridges to realization of The American Dream conflate the aspirant's yearning to participate fully with a desire to leave everything behind. The Short and Tragic Life Read more...

 
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