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

Hobbs, Jeff, 1980- (author.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPNF 974.9 HOB (Text) 33187004118424 Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Ligonier PL - Ligonier LP 974.9 H (Text) 73571200111526 Main Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 974.9 HOB (Text) 70743000143580 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch LPE B PEA (Text) 78551000522142 Large Print Biography Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton LP B Peace Hobbs (Text) 30890000579050 Large Print Upper level, South room Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594138898 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1594138893 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 657 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Peace, Robert, 1980-2011.
Hobbs, Jeff, 1980- > Friends and associates.
Yale University > Alumni and alumnae > Biography.
Working class African Americans > Biography.
African American college graduates > Biography.
Drug dealers > New Jersey > Biography.
Large type books.

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