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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

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THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE Jeff Hobbs

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Jeff Hobbs
publisher:
Scribner
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

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+